Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 9 August 1993 at 12:42 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 9 August 1993 at 12:42 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 215 km depth

Date & time: 9 Aug 1993 12:42:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 214.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.379°N / 70.868°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (34 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100)
68 km (43 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100)
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400)
93 km (58 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500)
124 km (77 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600)
126 km (78 mi) ESE of Taloqan (pop: 64,300)
257 km (160 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
338 km (210 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 7.0215 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 9 August 1993 at 12:42 (GMT)
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