Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 15 May 1990 at 14:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 15 May 1990 at 14:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 113 km depth

Date & time: 15 May 1990 02:25:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 113.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.043°N / 70.428°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) SW of Sar Āb (Yamgān, Badakhshan)
78 km (48 mi) SE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500)
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
111 km (69 mi) SE of Taloqan (Tāluqān, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
116 km (72 mi) NE of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000)
138 km (86 mi) ESE of Khanabad (Khan Abad, Kunduz) (pop: 71,500)
203 km (126 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
362 km (225 mi) NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.0113 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 15 May 14:25 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 08 Nov 1990 20:04 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    141.5 km (87.9 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 1990 16:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    185.7 km (115.4 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1990 13:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    206.7 km (128.4 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Oct 1990 13:35 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    79.5 km (49.4 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Sep 1990 21:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Sep 1990 09:24 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    218.9 km (136 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Sep 1990 02:40 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    201.6 km (125.3 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 1990 03:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    99.6 km (61.9 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Jul 1990 10:21 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    196.1 km (121.9 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 1990 14:20 UTC
    | M 6.4 |
    216.8 km (134.7 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 13 July 1990 at 14:20 (GMT)
  • 23 Jun 1990 23:35 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    204.6 km (127.1 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Jun 1990 14:58 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 1990 22:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    109 km (67.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 1990 10:44 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    190.6 km (118.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 May 1990 01:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    203.9 km (126.7 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 1990 12:31 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    192.5 km (119.6 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 15 May 1990 at 14:25 (GMT)
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