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Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 80 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, July 13, 1990 at 14:20 GMT

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 80 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, July 13, 1990 at 14:20 GMT Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 80 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, July 13, 1990 at 14:20 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 217 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jul 13, 1990 14:20:43 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 216.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.415°N / 70.789°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.415°S / 109.211°W
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.4217 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (29 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 9, 1991 07:38
31 years ago
4.5

212 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 94 km E of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 6, 1991 22:36
31 years ago
4.6

33 km
Ishkāshim, 90 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 1, 1991 23:57
31 years ago
4.2

33 km
13 km NW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 21, 1990 17:34
31 years ago
5.0

170 km
Jurm, 76 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 20, 1990 13:43
31 years ago
4.1

238 km
Bargi Matal, Nuristan, 249 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Dec 9, 1990 16:43
31 years ago
3.7

190 km
Jurm, 63 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 4, 1990 12:34
31 years ago
4.6

202 km
Wurduj, 72 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 3, 1990 02:12
31 years ago
4.2

33 km
Ishkāshim, 69 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 2, 1990 01:35
31 years ago
4.1

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 14 km SE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Nov 15, 1990 06:49
32 years ago
4.3

223 km
Zebak, 93 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 13, 1990 11:04
32 years ago
4.5

184 km
Zebak, 17 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 12, 1990 11:19
32 years ago
5.2

236 km
Zebak, 95 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 8, 1990 20:04
32 years ago
3.8

142 km
Farkhār, 59 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Nov 8, 1990 10:01
32 years ago
3.8

33 km
Zebak, 17 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, 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
Oct 11, 1990 23:14
32 years ago
4.2

72 km
Wurduj, 68 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 30, 1990 01:32
32 years ago
3.9

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 11 km NE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Sep 14, 1990 21:02
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
Warsaj, 62 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 14, 1990 17:59
32 years ago
3.9

74 km
10.4 km NW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 10, 1990 03:05
32 years ago
4.3

33 km
Tashkān, 47 km SW of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 9, 1990 09:24
32 years ago
4.0

219 km
Yamgān, 90 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 9, 1990 08:37
32 years ago
4.6

190 km
Ishkāshim, 82 km SE 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
Aug 6, 1990 14:26
32 years ago
4.2

33 km
Wurduj, 49 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 31, 1990 02:52
32 years ago
4.3

228 km
Wurduj, 83 km SE 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

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