Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 79 km south of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, 3 September 1990 at 02:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 202 km depth
Date & time: 3 Sep 1990 02:40:59 UTC
Depth: 201.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.409°N / 70.671°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) S of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (138 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.3||202 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 13 Oct 1990 13:35 UTC| M 4.2 |79.5 km (49.4 mi) depth|12 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 09 Sep 1990 09:24 UTC| M 4.0 |218.9 km (136 mi) depth|12 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details