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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 79 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, February 16, 1984 at 17:18 GMT

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 79 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, February 16, 1984 at 17:18 GMT Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 79 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, February 16, 1984 at 17:18 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 208 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 16, 1984 17:18:41 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 207.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.431°N / 70.826°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.431°S / 109.174°W
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
259 km (161 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (225 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.4208 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 28, 1984 04:38
38 years ago
4.8

233 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 91 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 14, 1984 02:55
38 years ago
4.7

89 km
Jurm, 43 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, 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
Yamgān, 78 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 17, 1984 07:32
38 years ago
4.8

189 km
Yamgān, 78 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 2, 1984 10:32
38 years ago
5.1

107 km
Shuhadā, 61 km E 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 12, 1984 18:07
38 years ago
4.2

33 km
Namak Āb, 34 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, 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 13, 1984 04:05
38 years ago
4.3

126 km
Shuhadā, 60 km E 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 22, 1984 21:27
38 years ago
4.5

204 km
Warsaj, 80 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, 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
4.1 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 7, 1984 23:23
38 years ago
4.5

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 12 km E of Ishqoshim, 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

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