Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 106 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Friday, August 2, 1985 at 07:46 GMT

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 106 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Friday, August 2, 1985 at 07:46 GMT Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 106 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Friday, August 2, 1985 at 07:46 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 120 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 2, 1985 07:46:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.4
Depth120.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.174°N / 70.78°E (Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.174°S / 109.22°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities77 km (48 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
183 km (114 mi) ESE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
234 km (145 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
317 km (197 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
334 km (207 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
342 km (213 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 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
6.4120 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (75 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 18, 1986 22:17
36 years ago
4.1

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jan 14, 1986 03:03
37 years ago
5.5

245 km
Yamgān, 95 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 10, 1986 21:13
37 years ago
4.3

204 km
Yamgān, 94 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 8, 1986 05:22
37 years ago
4.9

33 km
Zebak, 34 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 26, 1985 08:16
37 years ago
4.2

66 km
Zebak, 98 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 25, 1985 08:46
37 years ago
4.6

212 km
Yamgān, 67 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 23, 1985 17:56
37 years ago
4.8

121 km
Zebak, 72 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 22, 1985 02:02
37 years ago
4.8

50 km
Yamgān, 95 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 15, 1985 18:45
37 years ago
4.5

119 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 251 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Dec 14, 1985 11:02
37 years ago
4.5

148 km
Warsaj, 92 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Dec 14, 1985 02:25
37 years ago
4.2

175 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Dec 6, 1985 07:04
37 years ago
4.7

188 km
Yamgān, 71 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 1, 1985 02:20
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Yamgān, 86 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 29, 1985 04:40
37 years ago
5.0

57 km
Zebak, 33 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 26, 1985 05:01
37 years ago
4.7

92 km
Zebak, 93 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 22, 1985 10:37
37 years ago
4.8

155 km
Yamgān, 79 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 22, 1985 07:44
37 years ago
3.8

238 km
Yamgān, 98 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 18, 1985 14:17
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Zebak, 16 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 17, 1985 07:58
37 years ago
4.2

33 km
Warsaj, 70 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Nov 11, 1985 04:40
37 years ago
4.6

218 km
Wurduj, 80 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 27, 1985 16:41
37 years ago
4.7

155 km
Yamgān, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 27, 1985 05:27
37 years ago
4.7

76 km
Zebak, 90 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 23, 1985 17:20
37 years ago
4.7

67 km
Zebak, 30 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 23, 1985 09:19
37 years ago
4.2

215 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 64 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Oct 17, 1985 20:55
37 years ago
4.5

189 km
Yamgān, 77 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 13, 1985 06:44
37 years ago
4.0

33 km
7.7 km NW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 12, 1985 21:51
37 years ago
4.5

190 km
Yamgān, 71 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 12, 1985 20:07
37 years ago
4.5

53 km
21 km NW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 4, 1985 06:59
37 years ago
4.9

80 km
Zebak, 20 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 3, 1985 18:07
37 years ago
5.4

80 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 25 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Oct 2, 1985 21:31
37 years ago
4.8

217 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 95 km E of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Sep 29, 1985 10:55
37 years ago
4.4

33 km
Jurm, 64 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 28, 1985 00:06
37 years ago
5.1

81 km
Zebak, 106 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 25, 1985 23:19
37 years ago
4.4

33 km
Wurduj, 77 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 25, 1985 15:39
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
Zebak, 19 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 20, 1985 05:53
37 years ago
4.5

131 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 65 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Sep 12, 1985 07:37
37 years ago
4.3

124 km
Ishkāshim, 79 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 11, 1985 22:16
37 years ago
4.4

33 km
10.6 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 11, 1985 12:36
37 years ago
4.4

71 km
Zebak, 10.2 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 11, 1985 11:09
37 years ago
4.2

33 km
Zebak, 18 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 11, 1985 08:11
37 years ago
3.8

130 km
Bargi Matal, Nuristan, 99 km N of Āsmār, Bar Kunaṟ, Kunar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 11, 1985 07:45
37 years ago
4.7

191 km
Yamgān, 75 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 8, 1985 22:23
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Zebak, 99 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 7, 1985 03:14
37 years ago
4.2

33 km
Wurduj, 82 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 4, 1985 22:34
37 years ago
4.2

33 km
Zebak, 47 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 4, 1985 15:05
37 years ago
4.5

81 km
Zebak, 66 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 4, 1985 08:32
37 years ago
5.0

53 km
Zebak, 69 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 3, 1985 07:49
37 years ago
5.2

81 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 127 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 3, 1985 02:49
37 years ago
4.8

33 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 30, 1985 10:54
37 years ago
5.0

112 km
Zebak, 68 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 27, 1985 21:06
37 years ago
4.6

33 km
Zebak, 34 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 25, 1985 00:23
37 years ago
4.1

175 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Aug 24, 1985 16:39
37 years ago
4.3

220 km
Yamgān, 88 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 24, 1985 10:11
37 years ago
4.5

105 km
Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan RegionMore
Aug 22, 1985 06:20
37 years ago
4.8

85 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 221 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Aug 22, 1985 00:04
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Wurduj, 84 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 21, 1985 18:05
37 years ago
4.4

176 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 69 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Aug 20, 1985 08:51
37 years ago
4.4

33 km
Wurduj, 81 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 19, 1985 06:27
37 years ago
4.5

85 km
Zebak, 39 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 18, 1985 07:56
37 years ago
4.5

115 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 231 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Aug 15, 1985 03:35
37 years ago
4.6

94 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 23 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Aug 14, 1985 22:05
37 years ago
4.3

123 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 81 km SW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Aug 13, 1985 03:42
37 years ago
5.1

66 km
Zebak, 104 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 12, 1985 03:17
37 years ago
4.2

69 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 250 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Aug 11, 1985 04:57
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
Wurduj, 85 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 7, 1985 08:43
37 years ago
4.4

33 km
Wurduj, 82 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 6, 1985 23:23
37 years ago
4.6

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 7.8 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Aug 6, 1985 05:27
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
Wurduj, 63 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 5, 1985 15:24
37 years ago
4.6

145 km
Afghanistan-Pakistan Border RegionMore
Aug 5, 1985 10:14
37 years ago
4.6

133 km
Yamgān, 91 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 5, 1985 06:19
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
Zebak, 88 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 4, 1985 15:23
37 years ago
4.4

100 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 248 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Aug 4, 1985 11:57
37 years ago
5.0

95 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 83 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 3, 1985 11:58
37 years ago
5.1

102 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 132 km SE of Taloqan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 2, 1985 08:12
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
Yamgān, 91 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
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