Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 107 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 29, 1985 at 07:54 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 107 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 29, 1985 at 07:54 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 99 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 29, 1985 07:54:44 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 98.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.19°N / 70.896°E (Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.19°S / 109.104°W
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (210 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (213 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.499 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (38 quakes)

  • 03 Jul 1987 01:18 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    111.4 km (69.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 1987 01:05 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    243.1 km (151.1 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 1987 15:40 UTC
    | M 6.2 |
    202.1 km (125.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 71 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 5, 1987 at 15:40 (GMT)
  • 02 Apr 1987 18:45 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    102.6 km (63.8 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Apr 1987 12:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    190.1 km (118.1 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Dec 1986 08:31 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    224.5 km (139.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 1986 16:11 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    116.7 km (72.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 1986 12:08 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    119.6 km (74.3 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Sep 1986 21:42 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    88.7 km (55.1 mi) depth
    |
    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 1986 15:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    84.2 km (52.3 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Aug 1986 01:34 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    234.9 km (146 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 1986 10:22 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    174 km (108 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 1986 15:46 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    46.5 km (28.9 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1986 15:31 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    44.8 km (27.8 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 May 1986 23:25 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    222.8 km (138.4 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 1986 14:15 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    186.9 km (116.1 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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