Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 5 February 1990 at 05:16 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 5 February 1990 at 05:16 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 110 km depth

Date & time: 5 Feb 1990 05:16:46 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 109.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.047°N / 71.25°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) ENE of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
48 km (30 mi) NNW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Khorugh (Nohijai Şuƣnon, Vilojati Muxtori Kūhistoni Badaxşon, Tajikistan) (pop: 30,000)
60 km (37 mi) E of Fayzabad (Faizabad, Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
95 km (59 mi) W of Khandūd (Badakhshan) (pop: 5,520)
156 km (97 mi) ENE of Taloqan (Tāluqān, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
337 km (209 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
417 km (259 mi) NNW of Rawalpindi (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.3110 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 5 February 05:16 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (41 quakes):
  • 31 Jul 1990 02:52 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    227.6 km (141.4 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 1990 22:36 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 1990 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    196.1 km (121.9 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jul 1990 23:31 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 1990 14:20 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    216.8 km (134.7 mi) depth
    |
    81 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 13 July 1990 at 14:20 (GMT)
  • 05 Jul 1990 01:36 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    78 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jul 1990 18:22 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    44 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jun 1990 17:18 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    168.2 km (104.5 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Jun 1990 01:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    185.6 km (115.3 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 1990 00:10 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jun 1990 07:22 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    191.3 km (118.9 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 1990 06:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    130.7 km (81.2 mi) depth
    |
    83 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 1990 01:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    202.8 km (126 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 May 1990 16:10 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    135.4 km (84.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 May 1990 02:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1990 22:35 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 5 February 1990 at 05:16 (GMT)
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