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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 140 km southeast of Khanabad, Afghanistan, on Thursday, January 31, 1991 at 23:03 GMT

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 140 km southeast of Khanabad, Afghanistan, on Thursday, January 31, 1991 at 23:03 GMT Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 140 km southeast of Khanabad, Afghanistan, on Thursday, January 31, 1991 at 23:03 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 142 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 31, 1991 23:03:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 142.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.993°N / 70.423°E (Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 35.993°S / 109.577°W
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) NW of Pārūn (Wama, Nuristan) (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) NE of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) E of Baghlan (Wilāyat-e Baghlān) (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) ESE of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) SSE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.9142 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (67 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 29, 1991 22:46
31 years ago
3.2

33 km
Kōhistān, 31 km N of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 25, 1991 04:13
31 years ago
4.0

194 km
Yamgān, 72 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 22, 1991 13:03
31 years ago
4.6

120 km
Zebak, 94 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 14, 1991 22:01
31 years ago
4.0

33 km
Ishkāshim, 70 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 14, 1991 09:09
31 years ago
6.7

213 km
Zebak, 99 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 4, 1991 22:47
31 years ago
4.0

33 km
Zebak, 19 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 18, 1991 18:32
31 years ago
4.4

33 km
7.7 km NW of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Jun 17, 1991 04:37
31 years ago
4.5

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 30 km SE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jun 15, 1991 05:17
31 years ago
4.2

224 km
Yamgān, 85 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 15, 1991 02:01
31 years ago
4.2

33 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 96 km NW of Āsmār, AfghanistanMore
Jun 13, 1991 09:49
31 years ago
4.6

152 km
Zebak, 70 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 12, 1991 20:08
31 years ago
3.9

33 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 35 km SE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jun 11, 1991 14:24
31 years ago
4.0

194 km
Yamgān, 66 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 9, 1991 03:27
31 years ago
4.8

33 km
Zebak, 94 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 7, 1991 23:42
31 years ago
4.2

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 29 km E of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jun 5, 1991 17:14
31 years ago
4.5

33 km
19 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Jun 5, 1991 04:23
31 years ago
3.9

226 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 4, 1991 21:53
31 years ago
4.7

160 km
Guz̄argāh-e Nūr, 65 km E of Baghlan, Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 2, 1991 04:13
31 years ago
4.1

33 km
Guz̄argāh-e Nūr, Baghlan, 64 km SE of Khanabad, AfghanistanMore
Jun 1, 1991 10:40
31 years ago
4.7

26 km
Khāsh, 19 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 27, 1991 00:33
31 years ago
4.5

195 km
Jurm, 45 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 24, 1991 15:37
31 years ago
4.0

33 km
23 km NW of Thal, Dīr District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
May 22, 1991 14:18
31 years ago
3.5

180 km
Zebak, 19 km W of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 21, 1991 08:17
31 years ago
3.9

33 km
Wākhān, Afghanistan, 25 km E of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
May 20, 1991 21:16
31 years ago
4.1

120 km
Ishkāshim, 74 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 17, 1991 17:23
31 years ago
4.5

33 km
7.7 km N of Baghlan, Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, AfghanistanMore
May 14, 1991 22:38
31 years ago
3.9

73 km
Zebak, 20 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 14, 1991 00:28
31 years ago
4.4

68 km
Jurm, 75 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 13, 1991 23:55
31 years ago
4.8

19 km
Shuhadā, 43 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 13, 1991 08:32
31 years ago
4.1

74 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 47 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
May 5, 1991 07:09
31 years ago
4.5

117 km
Khōst wa Firing, 69 km E of Nahrin, Nahrain, Baghlan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 27, 1991 09:51
31 years ago
5.1

209 km
Tagāb, 73 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 27, 1991 00:39
31 years ago
4.4

241 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 24, 1991 10:37
31 years ago
4.1

212 km
Wurduj, 73 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 22, 1991 01:34
31 years ago
4.3

69 km
Zebak, 18 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 21, 1991 04:12
31 years ago
3.9

33 km
Zebak, 18 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 20, 1991 17:08
31 years ago
4.1

33 km
Yamgān, 83 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 19, 1991 05:52
31 years ago
4.2

49 km
Zebak, 58 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 19, 1991 01:02
31 years ago
3.8

188 km
Tagāb, 57 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 18, 1991 17:15
31 years ago
3.7

33 km
Ali Abad, 26 km SW of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Apr 16, 1991 09:56
31 years ago
5.2

127 km
Zebak, 113 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 15, 1991 10:48
31 years ago
5.4

124 km
Zebak, 111 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 13, 1991 15:32
31 years ago
3.9

33 km
42 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Apr 13, 1991 13:34
31 years ago
3.4

190 km
Yamgān, 74 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 9, 1991 06:45
31 years ago
4.2

73 km
38 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Apr 2, 1991 12:51
31 years ago
4.7

235 km
Jurm, 69 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 29, 1991 02:20
31 years ago
4.3

97 km
Yamgān, Badakhshan, 224 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Mar 28, 1991 18:32
31 years ago
4.8

28 km
Ishkāshim, 70 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 26, 1991 05:48
31 years ago
3.7

99 km
Wurduj, 72 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 24, 1991 21:49
31 years ago
4.6

122 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 42 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Mar 24, 1991 01:50
31 years ago
4.1

33 km
Kōhistān, 39 km N of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 23, 1991 06:02
31 years ago
3.9

204 km
Jurm, 72 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 23, 1991 00:36
31 years ago
5.2

215 km
Yamgān, 85 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 19, 1991 06:23
31 years ago
3.8

33 km
Shighnan, 41 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 9, 1991 20:48
31 years ago
4.1

221 km
Yamgān, 79 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 5, 1991 23:19
31 years ago
4.4

154 km
Ishkāshim, Afghanistan, 17 km NW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Mar 3, 1991 23:49
31 years ago
4.6

27 km
Mehtar Lām, Laghman, 37 km NW of Jalalabad, Nangarhar, AfghanistanMore
Mar 2, 1991 03:23
31 years ago
4.4

149 km
Yamgān, 86 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 1, 1991 13:16
31 years ago
4.5

106 km
Zebak, 38 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 27, 1991 13:24
31 years ago
4.3

199 km
Yamgān, 73 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 25, 1991 12:12
31 years ago
4.4

196 km
Yamgān, 80 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 23, 1991 12:33
31 years ago
5.5

155 km
Yamgān, 94 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 21, 1991 06:05
31 years ago
4.2

33 km
10.3 km NE of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Feb 12, 1991 03:23
31 years ago
4.3

191 km
Wurduj, 64 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 11, 1991 09:01
31 years ago
4.8

217 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 94 km E of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Feb 3, 1991 18:38
31 years ago
4.1

33 km
14 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 31, 1991 23:51
31 years ago
4.6

207 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
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