Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 85 km south of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 23 March 1991 at 00:36 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 215 km depth
Date & time: 23 Mar 1991 00:36:44 UTC
Depth: 214.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.353°N / 70.682°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (36 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ESE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) N of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> 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: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||215 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
- 27 Apr 1991 09:51 UTC| M 5.1 |208.9 km (129.8 mi) depth|17 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Apr 1991 17:08 UTC| M 4.1 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|22 km (14 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 29 Mar 1991 02:20 UTC| M 4.3 |97 km (60.3 mi) depth|21 km (13 mi) distance| USGS | Details