Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 77 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, August 9, 1993 at 11:38 GMT

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 77 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, August 9, 1993 at 11:38 GMT Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Yamgān, 77 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, August 9, 1993 at 11:38 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 204 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 9, 1993 11:38:30 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.4
Depth204.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.436°N / 70.711°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.436°S / 109.289°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities49 km (30 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (49 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (69 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
254 km (158 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
289 km (180 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
323 km (201 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
369 km (229 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.4204 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 2, 1994 16:20
28 years ago
4.6

75 km
Zebak, 39 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 31, 1994 11:40
28 years ago
3.8

181 km
Yamgān, 79 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 29, 1994 22:17
28 years ago
4.1

33 km
Zebak, 19 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 25, 1994 21:31
28 years ago
4.9

223 km
Yamgān, 91 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 25, 1994 17:54
28 years ago
4.1

33 km
Zebak, 26 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 15, 1994 16:55
28 years ago
4.3

210 km
Wurduj, 72 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 9, 1994 12:04
29 years ago
4.6

33 km
Zebak, 69 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 8, 1994 06:04
29 years ago
4.8

98 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 216 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Dec 25, 1993 10:02
29 years ago
4.4

195 km
Yamgān, 59 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 20, 1993 19:45
29 years ago
4.6

33 km
Zebak, 98 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 19, 1993 17:53
29 years ago
4.2

33 km
Zebak, 20 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 17, 1993 21:07
29 years ago
3.8

150 km
Wurduj, 19 km E of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 17, 1993 17:42
29 years ago
4.1

204 km
Jurm, 65 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 6, 1993 02:58
29 years ago
4.1

130 km
Bargi Matal, Nuristan, 98 km N of Assad-Abad, Asadābād, Kunar, AfghanistanMore
Dec 2, 1993 14:39
29 years ago
4.8

220 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 85 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Nov 30, 1993 07:58
29 years ago
4.3

170 km
Jurm, 77 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 28, 1993 20:59
29 years ago
5.1

108 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 25, 1993 13:15
29 years ago
4.6

195 km
Yamgān, 77 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 14, 1993 08:24
29 years ago
4.5

111 km
Zebak, 46 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 13, 1993 12:05
29 years ago
4.3

174 km
Yamgān, 69 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 20, 1993 10:11
29 years ago
4.1

33 km
12 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Oct 7, 1993 17:59
29 years ago
4.9

216 km
Yamgān, 75 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 29, 1993 14:18
29 years ago
4.6

188 km
Yamgān, 82 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 26, 1993 02:29
29 years ago
4.6

106 km
Zebak, 76 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 18, 1993 05:02
29 years ago
6.3

113 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 34 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Sep 4, 1993 11:38
29 years ago
6.0

195 km
Yamgān, 79 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 15, 1993 19:03
29 years ago
3.9

33 km
19 km NW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 9, 1993 12:42
29 years ago
7.0

215 km
Yamgān, 86 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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