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

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

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 209 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 12, 1983 15:42:08 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 208.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.502°N / 71.082°E (Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.502°S / 108.918°W
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) E of Taloqan (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) NE of Bāzārak (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (174 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2209 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 7, 1984 23:23
38 years ago
4.5

33 km
TajikistanMore
Mar 7, 1984 09:40
38 years ago
5.4

74 km
Yamgān, 52 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 1, 1984 01:13
38 years ago
4.6

212 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 77 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Feb 29, 1984 17:08
38 years ago
4.6

152 km
Ishkāshim, 86 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 24, 1984 12:51
38 years ago
5.0

212 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 83 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Feb 22, 1984 20:51
38 years ago
4.5

33 km
Wākhān, 14 km SE of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 16, 1984 17:18
38 years ago
6.4

208 km
Yamgān, 79 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 9, 1984 06:19
38 years ago
4.8

73 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Feb 6, 1984 00:34
38 years ago
4.7

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jan 29, 1984 01:19
38 years ago
4.8

92 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 46 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jan 27, 1984 15:18
38 years ago
4.4

54 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 238 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Jan 27, 1984 13:01
38 years ago
6.1

172 km
Yamgān, 90 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 25, 1984 03:06
38 years ago
4.8

58 km
Zebak, 40 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 22, 1984 08:34
38 years ago
4.7

33 km
Yamgān, 85 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 22, 1984 00:24
38 years ago
4.3

147 km
39 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Jan 18, 1984 14:51
38 years ago
4.4

226 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 76 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 13, 1984 20:38
38 years ago
4.7

144 km
Yamgān, 91 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 12, 1984 19:55
38 years ago
4.3

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jan 11, 1984 01:06
38 years ago
4.6

33 km
Wākhān, 19 km SE of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 5, 1984 20:34
38 years ago
4.9

213 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 92 km E of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 3, 1984 22:26
38 years ago
5.1

204 km
Yamgān, 77 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 2, 1984 00:39
38 years ago
5.0

205 km
Yamgān, 75 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 1, 1984 03:05
38 years ago
4.4

192 km
Yamgān, 70 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 31, 1983 17:11
38 years ago
4.8

185 km
Tagāb, 64 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 31, 1983 14:28
38 years ago
4.3

173 km
Tashkān, 52 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 31, 1983 08:42
38 years ago
4.6

147 km
Darāyim, 37 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 31, 1983 07:54
38 years ago
4.6

156 km
Tashkān, 46 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 31, 1983 05:19
38 years ago
4.8

213 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 80 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Dec 31, 1983 01:35
38 years ago
4.9

216 km
Tagāb, 78 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 30, 1983 23:52
38 years ago
7.4

215 km
Yamgān, 84 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 25, 1983 07:04
38 years ago
4.5

268 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Dec 15, 1983 17:59
38 years ago
4.5

179 km
Shuhadā, 68 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 10, 1983 22:43
38 years ago
4.2

211 km
Jurm, 65 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 7, 1983 04:53
38 years ago
4.9

116 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 219 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Nov 24, 1983 11:02
39 years ago
5.2

76 km
Zebak, 109 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 22, 1983 14:29
39 years ago
5.1

200 km
Yamgān, 86 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 30, 1983 01:45
39 years ago
5.6

132 km
Zebak, 30 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 9, 1983 01:38
39 years ago
4.3

235 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 2, 1983 09:27
39 years ago
4.7

218 km
Warsaj, 87 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 29, 1983 02:06
39 years ago
4.9

193 km
Yamgān, 83 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 28, 1983 10:23
39 years ago
5.0

33 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 64 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Sep 23, 1983 19:51
39 years ago
4.8

208 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 81 km E of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 20, 1983 14:15
39 years ago
4.8

215 km
Zebak, 91 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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