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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 138 km southeast of Khanabad, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 15, 1990 at 14:25 GMT

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 138 km southeast of Khanabad, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 15, 1990 at 14:25 GMT Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 138 km southeast of Khanabad, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 15, 1990 at 14:25 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 113 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 15, 1990 14:25:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 113.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.043°N / 70.428°E (Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.043°S / 109.572°W
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) SE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) NE of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Baghlan (Wilāyat-e Baghlān) (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
160 km (99 mi) ESE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.0113 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 8, 1990 20:04
32 years ago
3.8

142 km
Farkhār, 59 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Nov 7, 1990 16:18
32 years ago
4.4

186 km
Yamgān, 75 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 29, 1990 13:01
32 years ago
4.8

207 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 83 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Oct 13, 1990 13:35
32 years ago
4.2

80 km
Yamgān, 89 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 14, 1990 21:02
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
Warsaj, 62 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 9, 1990 09:24
32 years ago
4.0

219 km
Yamgān, 90 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 3, 1990 02:40
32 years ago
5.3

202 km
Yamgān, 79 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 29, 1990 03:53
32 years ago
4.5

100 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 89 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jul 17, 1990 10:21
32 years ago
4.2

196 km
Yamgān, 70 km S 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
Jun 23, 1990 23:35
32 years ago
4.7

205 km
Tagāb, 74 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 19, 1990 14:58
32 years ago
4.9

33 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 100 km NE of Bāzārak, Panjshir, AfghanistanMore
Jun 16, 1990 22:52
32 years ago
4.6

109 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 204 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Jun 16, 1990 10:44
32 years ago
4.6

191 km
Warsaj, 97 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1990 01:32
32 years ago
4.7

204 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 83 km E of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 26, 1990 12:31
32 years ago
4.5

193 km
Tagāb, 69 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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