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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Zebak, 27 km south of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, October 3, 1987 at 11:00 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Zebak, 27 km south of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, October 3, 1987 at 11:00 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Zebak, 27 km south of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, October 3, 1987 at 11:00 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 95 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 3, 1987 11:00:05 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth95.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.454°N / 71.437°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.454°S / 108.563°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities27 km (17 mi) SSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) SE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) SW of Khandūd (pop: 5,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
297 km (184 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
330 km (205 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
337 km (210 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
387 km (241 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.195 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 27, 1988 15:10
34 years ago
4.8

92 km
Zebak, 95 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 25, 1988 12:46
34 years ago
4.5

136 km
Zebak, 43 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 23, 1988 19:08
34 years ago
4.8

117 km
Ishkāshim, 81 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 7, 1988 00:37
34 years ago
4.6

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 18 km SE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Feb 7, 1988 03:20
34 years ago
4.7

33 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 36 km SE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jan 27, 1988 16:38
34 years ago
4.2

33 km
Wurduj, 67 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 19, 1988 02:29
34 years ago
4.9

198 km
Yamgān, 79 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 13, 1988 21:23
34 years ago
4.8

192 km
Yamgān, 78 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 12, 1988 03:10
34 years ago
4.7

58 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 19 km SE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jan 5, 1988 18:04
35 years ago
4.2

33 km
Yamgān, 64 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 4, 1988 08:39
35 years ago
4.2

204 km
Zebak, 91 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 3, 1988 14:36
35 years ago
3.8

239 km
Zebak, 98 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 3, 1988 11:18
35 years ago
4.5

230 km
Wurduj, 77 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 13, 1987 06:23
35 years ago
4.0

134 km
Yamgān, 76 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 9, 1987 20:27
35 years ago
4.3

113 km
Zebak, 14 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 28, 1987 08:40
35 years ago
4.4

219 km
Jurm, 64 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 21, 1987 03:59
35 years ago
4.6

129 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 64 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Nov 17, 1987 09:51
35 years ago
4.6

87 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 81 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 11, 1987 08:10
35 years ago
4.5

206 km
Yamgān, 77 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 31, 1987 18:35
35 years ago
4.2

178 km
Jurm, 73 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 26, 1987 23:44
35 years ago
4.5

33 km
8.4 km NW of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
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

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