Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 16 February 1984 at 17:18 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 16 February 1984 at 17:18 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 208 km depth

Date & time: 16 Feb 1984 05:18:41 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 207.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.431°N / 70.826°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) WSW of Sar Āb (Yamgān, Badakhshan)
48 km (30 mi) S of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
79 km (49 mi) SSE of Fayzabad (Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
88 km (55 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500)
120 km (75 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Tāluqān, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
259 km (161 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
632 km (393 mi) NNW of Lahore (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 6,310,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.4208 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 16 February 17:18 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes):
  • 28 Jul 1984 04:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    232.9 km (144.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 1984 02:55 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    89.1 km (55.4 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 1984 10:12 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    203.8 km (126.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jun 1984 15:47 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    208.1 km (129.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jun 1984 07:32 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    188.6 km (117.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jun 1984 10:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    106.8 km (66.4 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 1984 22:16 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    141.1 km (87.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 1984 21:25 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    202.2 km (125.6 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 May 1984 18:07 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (58 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 May 1984 16:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    237.7 km (147.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Apr 1984 19:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    138.6 km (86.1 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Apr 1984 21:26 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    208.5 km (129.6 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1984 20:14 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1984 02:53 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    201.6 km (125.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 1984 04:05 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    125.5 km (78 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Apr 1984 12:15 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    155.9 km (96.9 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 16 February 1984 at 17:18 (GMT)
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