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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chitrāl, Pakistan, 34 km south of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Saturday, September 18, 1993 at 05:02 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chitrāl, Pakistan, 34 km south of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Saturday, September 18, 1993 at 05:02 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chitrāl, Pakistan, 34 km south of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan, on Saturday, September 18, 1993 at 05:02 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 113 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 18, 1993 05:02:27 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.3
Depth112.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.421°N / 71.592°E (Chitrāl, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Antipode36.421°S / 108.408°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities30 km (18 mi) S of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) S of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) NNW of Thal (Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (pop: 29,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) N of Dīr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (pop: 29,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) NNW of Mingora (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (pop: 279,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
268 km (167 mi) N of Peshawar (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (pop: 1,218,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
304 km (189 mi) NE of Kabul (Afghanistan) (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
328 km (204 mi) NNW of Islamabad (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
341 km (212 mi) NNW of Rawalpindi (Punjab) (pop: 1,743,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
342 km (212 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.3113 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 11, 1994 19:11
28 years ago
4.2

33 km
Yamgān, 71 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 7, 1994 17:29
28 years ago
4.4

194 km
Yamgān, 84 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 6, 1994 16:54
28 years ago
4.4

104 km
12 km N of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
Mar 1, 1994 23:37
28 years ago
3.9

33 km
Shuhadā, 66 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 13, 1994 21:31
28 years ago
3.7

33 km
Yamgān, 82 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
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
28 years ago
4.6

33 km
Zebak, 69 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 6, 1994 02:29
28 years ago
4.8

33 km
55 km NE of Ishqoshim, Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, TajikistanMore
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 13, 1993 03:59
29 years ago
4.3

33 km
Ishkāshim, 72 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, 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
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

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