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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Shuhadā, 60 km east of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, February 5, 1990 at 05:16 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Shuhadā, 60 km east of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, February 5, 1990 at 05:16 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Shuhadā, 60 km east of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, February 5, 1990 at 05:16 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 110 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 5, 1990 05:16:46 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 109.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.047°N / 71.25°E (Shuhadā, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 37.047°S / 108.75°W
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) E of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) W of Khandūd (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
404 km (251 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
6.3110 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (41 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 31, 1990 02:52
32 years ago
4.3

228 km
Wurduj, 83 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 18, 1990 22:36
32 years ago
4.2

33 km
Shighnan, 35 km NE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 17, 1990 10:21
32 years ago
4.2

196 km
Yamgān, 70 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 15, 1990 23:31
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
Shighnan, 87 km NE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 13, 1990 14:20
32 years ago
6.4

217 km
Yamgān, 80 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 5, 1990 01:36
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
Shighnan, 100 km NE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 3, 1990 18:22
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
57 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Jun 30, 1990 17:18
32 years ago
4.5

168 km
Yamgān, 67 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 26, 1990 01:39
32 years ago
4.5

186 km
Jurm, 70 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 24, 1990 00:10
32 years ago
4.1

33 km
Jurm, 35 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 21, 1990 07:22
32 years ago
4.4

191 km
Yamgān, 86 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 14, 1990 06:33
32 years ago
4.1

131 km
81 km NE of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Jun 12, 1990 01:59
32 years ago
4.3

203 km
Zebak, 13 km W of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 28, 1990 16:10
32 years ago
4.3

135 km
Jurm, 52 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 27, 1990 02:54
32 years ago
4.7

33 km
Ishkāshim, Afghanistan, 4.4 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
May 25, 1990 22:35
32 years ago
4.0

33 km
Ishkāshim, 74 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 24, 1990 15:49
32 years ago
4.4

173 km
Jurm, 69 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 19, 1990 23:33
32 years ago
4.0

33 km
Zebak, 13 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 19, 1990 14:17
32 years ago
4.3

194 km
Yamgān, 74 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 4, 1990 14:49
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
Shighnan, 42 km NE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 2, 1990 12:06
32 years ago
4.5

245 km
Zebak, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 2, 1990 10:43
32 years ago
4.6

254 km
Yamgān, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 30, 1990 21:00
32 years ago
4.2

159 km
Ishkāshim, 84 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 28, 1990 06:33
32 years ago
4.7

46 km
Shuhadā, 68 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 24, 1990 20:35
32 years ago
4.8

46 km
Zebak, 17 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 21, 1990 04:59
32 years ago
3.4

170 km
Tashkān, 47 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 19, 1990 12:58
32 years ago
4.2

245 km
Wurduj, 59 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 19, 1990 03:45
32 years ago
4.5

10 km
Jurm, 48 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 16, 1990 09:38
32 years ago
4.5

33 km
2.6 km E of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 13, 1990 19:42
32 years ago
4.6

52 km
58 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Apr 10, 1990 16:30
32 years ago
4.8

127 km
Zebak, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 6, 1990 16:03
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
Zebak, 26 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 5, 1990 04:35
32 years ago
4.3

206 km
Zebak, 90 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 22, 1990 16:27
32 years ago
4.2

154 km
Jurm, 49 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 27, 1990 03:26
32 years ago
4.9

126 km
Zebak, 26 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 25, 1990 14:36
32 years ago
4.8

103 km
Ishkāshim, 69 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 17, 1990 07:04
32 years ago
4.7

105 km
Ishkāshim, 89 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 14, 1990 14:50
32 years ago
4.1

33 km
81 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Feb 13, 1990 21:41
32 years ago
4.1

119 km
Jurm, 69 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 7, 1990 22:29
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
Ishkāshim, Afghanistan, 14 km NW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Feb 5, 1990 19:36
32 years ago
4.0

135 km
43 km NE of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore

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