Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 27 January 1984 at 13:01 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 27 January 1984 at 13:01 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 172 km depth

Date & time: 27 Jan 1984 01:01:40 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 171.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.39°N / 71.034°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Sar Āb (Yamgān, Badakhshan)
17 km (11 mi) NW of Sanglēch (Zebak, Badakhshan)
55 km (34 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Fayzabad (Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
139 km (87 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Tāluqān, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
267 km (166 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
618 km (384 mi) NNW of Lahore (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 6,310,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1172 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 27 January 13:01 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes):
  • 14 Jul 1984 02:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    89.1 km (55.4 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 1984 10:12 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    203.8 km (126.6 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jun 1984 15:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    208.1 km (129.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jun 1984 07:32 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    188.6 km (117.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 1984 22:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    141.1 km (87.7 mi) depth
    |
    54 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1984 21:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    202.2 km (125.6 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 1984 16:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    237.7 km (147.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 1984 19:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    138.6 km (86.1 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Apr 1984 21:26 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    208.5 km (129.6 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1984 20:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1984 02:53 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    201.6 km (125.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 1984 12:15 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    155.9 km (96.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Apr 1984 00:25 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    180.9 km (112.4 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 1984 22:14 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    253.6 km (157.6 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Mar 1984 09:28 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    183.7 km (114.1 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Mar 1984 17:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    191.9 km (119.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 27 January 1984 at 13:01 (GMT)
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