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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 71 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 5, 1987 at 15:40 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 71 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 5, 1987 at 15:40 GMT Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 71 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 5, 1987 at 15:40 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 202 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 5, 1987 15:40:47 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 202.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.48°N / 70.673°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.48°S / 109.327°W
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2202 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (27 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 31, 1987 18:35
35 years ago
4.2

178 km
Jurm, 73 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 17, 1987 01:13
35 years ago
4.8

222 km
Farkhār, Takhar, 88 km E of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Oct 14, 1987 12:18
35 years ago
4.9

145 km
Yamgān, 94 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 12, 1987 06:29
35 years ago
4.3

188 km
Tagāb, 59 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 10, 1987 00:04
35 years ago
3.9

137 km
Wurduj, 58 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 9, 1987 01:13
35 years ago
5.0

104 km
Zebak, 39 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 5, 1987 00:35
35 years ago
4.3

33 km
Zebak, 37 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 4, 1987 10:49
35 years ago
4.5

180 km
Zebak, 83 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 3, 1987 11:00
35 years ago
6.1

95 km
Zebak, 27 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 23, 1987 19:19
35 years ago
4.9

120 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 69 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 7, 1987 10:05
35 years ago
4.5

201 km
Yamgān, 82 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 3, 1987 00:04
35 years ago
4.7

33 km
Ishkāshim, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 24, 1987 10:35
35 years ago
4.8

112 km
Zebak, 28 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 18, 1987 02:14
35 years ago
4.9

207 km
Yamgān, 88 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 2, 1987 12:55
35 years ago
4.5

199 km
Wurduj, 67 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 28, 1987 03:02
35 years ago
4.6

106 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 48 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jul 18, 1987 04:10
35 years ago
4.1

33 km
Farkhār, 36 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jul 9, 1987 19:49
35 years ago
4.3

195 km
Farkhār, 74 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jul 8, 1987 12:43
35 years ago
4.3

228 km
Jurm, 73 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 4, 1987 19:07
35 years ago
4.2

179 km
Jurm, 66 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 3, 1987 01:18
35 years ago
5.0

111 km
Chitrāl, 111 km NW of Dīr, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Jun 30, 1987 01:05
35 years ago
5.1

243 km
Jurm, 73 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 29, 1987 00:51
35 years ago
4.1

181 km
Zebak, 19 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 22, 1987 15:52
35 years ago
4.5

190 km
Zebak, 89 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 14, 1987 11:16
35 years ago
4.4

187 km
Wurduj, 74 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 13, 1987 12:01
35 years ago
4.2

158 km
Wurduj, 72 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 10, 1987 03:23
35 years ago
4.5

250 km
Zebak, 91 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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