Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 30 December 1983 at 23:52 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 30 December 1983 at 23:52 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 215 km depth

Date & time: 30 Dec 1983 11:52:39 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 214.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.372°N / 70.738°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Sar Āb (Yamgān, Badakhshan)
55 km (34 mi) S of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500)
84 km (52 mi) S of Fayzabad (Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
115 km (71 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Tāluqān, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
249 km (155 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
374 km (232 mi) NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.4215 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 30 December 23:52 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (47 quakes):
  • 29 Nov 1985 04:40 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    57.4 km (35.7 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 1985 16:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Oct 1985 18:07 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Sep 1985 00:06 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    81.2 km (50.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Sep 1985 08:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    53.2 km (33.1 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Sep 1985 07:49 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    80.7 km (50.1 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 1985 10:54 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    111.8 km (69.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 1985 18:37 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    51.9 km (32.2 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Aug 1985 03:42 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    66.1 km (41.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Aug 1985 11:57 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    94.6 km (58.8 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 1985 11:58 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    101.5 km (63.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Aug 1985 07:46 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    120.1 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 2 August 1985 at 07:46 (GMT)
  • 01 Aug 1985 04:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    73.4 km (45.6 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jul 1985 14:16 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    96.5 km (60 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1985 12:42 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    87 km (54.1 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 1985 11:30 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    86.2 km (53.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 30 December 1983 at 23:52 (GMT)
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