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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 84 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, August 6, 1988 at 09:03 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 84 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, August 6, 1988 at 09:03 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 84 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, August 6, 1988 at 09:03 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 195 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 6, 1988 09:03:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 195.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.461°N / 71.043°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.461°S / 108.957°W
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.3195 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 27, 1989 00:47
33 years ago
4.7

65 km
Zebak, 66 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 24, 1989 05:06
33 years ago
4.3

112 km
Yamgān, 88 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 19, 1989 11:42
33 years ago
4.2

33 km
Jurm, 39 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 12, 1989 05:34
33 years ago
4.7

33 km
Chitrāl, 99 km NW of Thal, Dīr District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Dec 25, 1988 13:12
33 years ago
4.6

229 km
Yamgān, 66 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 11, 1988 01:03
33 years ago
4.2

33 km
Yamgān, 88 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 28, 1988 21:00
33 years ago
4.7

189 km
Yamgān, 70 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 28, 1988 18:41
33 years ago
4.3

33 km
27 km NE of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Nov 27, 1988 01:16
33 years ago
4.8

92 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 197 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Nov 24, 1988 14:54
34 years ago
4.2

128 km
Wākhān, 15 km SE of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 4, 1988 08:21
34 years ago
4.5

33 km
Arghanj Khwāh, 32 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 26, 1988 02:15
34 years ago
5.3

220 km
Yamgān, 74 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 22, 1988 09:17
34 years ago
4.2

174 km
Tagāb, 58 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 21, 1988 18:10
34 years ago
4.3

185 km
Wurduj, 81 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 16, 1988 09:22
34 years ago
4.3

86 km
16 km NW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 11, 1988 14:08
34 years ago
4.3

231 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 26, 1988 07:17
34 years ago
5.4

107 km
Chitrāl, 120 km NW of Thal, Dīr District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Sep 25, 1988 21:28
34 years ago
5.9

212 km
Yamgān, 78 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 25, 1988 19:41
34 years ago
4.9

146 km
Yamgān, 95 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 18, 1988 12:34
34 years ago
4.5

33 km
Zebak, 24 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 11, 1988 04:21
34 years ago
4.6

203 km
Tagāb, 72 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 10, 1988 15:19
34 years ago
4.6

96 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 200 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Sep 9, 1988 21:19
34 years ago
4.7

100 km
Zebak, 15 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 9, 1988 21:12
34 years ago
5.4

99 km
Zebak, 26 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 31, 1988 06:01
34 years ago
4.8

69 km
Zebak, 68 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 12, 1988 14:02
34 years ago
4.4

33 km
Zebak, 24 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 10, 1988 20:29
34 years ago
4.7

100 km
Zebak, 65 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 10, 1988 10:59
34 years ago
4.9

126 km
30 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore

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