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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 123 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 24, 1989 at 03:27 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 123 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 24, 1989 at 03:27 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, 123 km south of Faizabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, July 24, 1989 at 03:27 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 95 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 24, 1989 03:27:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 95.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.085°N / 71.069°E (Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.085°S / 108.931°W
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) N of Pārūn (Wama, Nuristan) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (224 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.095 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 5, 1990 11:35
32 years ago
4.6

80 km
Bargi Matal, Nuristan, 247 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Dec 31, 1989 08:17
32 years ago
4.5

156 km
Chitrāl, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, 248 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Dec 22, 1989 13:57
32 years ago
4.8

184 km
Yamgān, 70 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 12, 1989 01:26
32 years ago
4.6

176 km
Yamgān, 75 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 2, 1989 21:00
32 years ago
4.5

33 km
Yamgān, 97 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 19, 1989 04:29
33 years ago
4.8

198 km
Yamgān, 79 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 12, 1989 08:39
33 years ago
4.3

215 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 12, 1989 00:26
33 years ago
3.9

78 km
Zebak, 90 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 10, 1989 21:08
33 years ago
4.7

111 km
Zebak, 99 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 27, 1989 19:21
33 years ago
4.5

214 km
Yamgān, 88 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 26, 1989 11:08
33 years ago
4.5

196 km
Yamgān, 72 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 17, 1989 00:17
33 years ago
4.4

218 km
Zebak, 91 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 10, 1989 21:37
33 years ago
4.6

33 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 18, 1989 07:43
33 years ago
4.6

105 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 10, 1989 14:37
33 years ago
4.8

121 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 77 km SW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Aug 1, 1989 09:38
33 years ago
4.2

190 km
Yamgān, 70 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 24, 1989 13:34
33 years ago
4.4

84 km
Chitrāl, 122 km NW of Dīr, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore

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