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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Yamgān, 90 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, January 27, 1984 at 13:01 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Yamgān, 90 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, January 27, 1984 at 13:01 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Yamgān, 90 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, January 27, 1984 at 13:01 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 172 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 27, 1984 13:01:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 171.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.39°N / 71.034°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.39°S / 108.966°W
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
349 km (217 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1172 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 14, 1984 02:55
38 years ago
4.7

89 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jul 1, 1984 10:12
38 years ago
5.6

204 km
Yamgān, 77 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 18, 1984 15:47
38 years ago
4.8

208 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 17, 1984 07:32
38 years ago
4.8

189 km
Yamgān, 78 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1984 22:16
38 years ago
4.2

141 km
Darāyim, 41 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 13, 1984 21:25
38 years ago
4.2

202 km
Wurduj, 62 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 1, 1984 16:02
38 years ago
4.3

238 km
Zebak, 98 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 24, 1984 19:53
38 years ago
4.5

139 km
Zebak, 58 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 23, 1984 21:26
38 years ago
5.5

209 km
Yamgān, 78 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 19, 1984 20:14
38 years ago
4.5

33 km
Ishkāshim, 75 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 19, 1984 02:53
38 years ago
5.5

202 km
Yamgān, 81 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 11, 1984 12:15
38 years ago
4.3

156 km
Wurduj, 73 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 10, 1984 00:25
38 years ago
4.4

181 km
Wurduj, 45 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 22, 1984 22:14
38 years ago
5.8

254 km
Wurduj, 77 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 21, 1984 09:28
38 years ago
4.4

184 km
Yamgān, 66 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 20, 1984 17:54
38 years ago
4.7

192 km
Yamgān, 83 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 17, 1984 23:59
38 years ago
4.4

181 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Mar 7, 1984 09:40
38 years ago
5.4

74 km
Yamgān, 52 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, 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

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