Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 12 September 1983 at 15:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 12 September 1983 at 15:42 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 209 km depth

Date & time: 12 Sep 1983 03:42:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 208.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.502°N / 71.082°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
46 km (29 mi) SSE of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
82 km (51 mi) SE of Fayzabad (Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
141 km (87 mi) E of Taloqan (Taluqan, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
177 km (110 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500)
200 km (124 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900)
279 km (174 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
627 km (390 mi) NNW of Lahore (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 6,310,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2209 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 12 September 15:42 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 07 Mar 1984 23:23 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Mar 1984 09:40 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 1984 01:13 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    212.3 km (131.9 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Feb 1984 17:08 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    151.9 km (94.4 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 1984 12:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    211.7 km (131.5 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 1984 20:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 1984 17:18 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    207.6 km (129 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 16 February 1984 at 17:18 (GMT)
  • 09 Feb 1984 06:19 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    73.2 km (45.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 1984 00:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jan 1984 01:19 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    91.5 km (56.9 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 1984 15:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    54.4 km (33.8 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 1984 13:01 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    171.8 km (106.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 27 January 1984 at 13:01 (GMT)
  • 25 Jan 1984 03:06 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    58.1 km (36.1 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 1984 08:34 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jan 1984 00:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    147.1 km (91.4 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 1984 14:51 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    225.8 km (140.3 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 12 September 1983 at 15:42 (GMT)
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