Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Yamgān, 85 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 13, 1997 at 14:13 GMT

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Yamgān, 85 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 13, 1997 at 14:13 GMT Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Yamgān, 85 km southeast of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, May 13, 1997 at 14:13 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 196 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 13, 1997 14:13:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.5
Depth196.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.411°N / 70.945°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.411°S / 109.055°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities51 km (32 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
264 km (164 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
304 km (189 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
344 km (214 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
355 km (221 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.5196 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 1, 1997 03:46
25 years ago
4.8

207 km
Yamgān, 76 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 31, 1997 17:15
25 years ago
5.0

102 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 229 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Oct 30, 1997 20:48
25 years ago
4.7

100 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 48 km SE of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Oct 23, 1997 17:44
25 years ago
3.9

153 km
Chitrāl, 93 km NW of Dīr, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Oct 22, 1997 06:00
25 years ago
4.1

150 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 35 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Oct 19, 1997 14:31
25 years ago
4.8

206 km
Yamgān, 81 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 18, 1997 18:03
25 years ago
3.7

150 km
Ishkāshim, Afghanistan, 27 km NW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Oct 16, 1997 14:13
25 years ago
4.5

100 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 97 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Oct 15, 1997 16:43
25 years ago
4.2

200 km
Wurduj, 75 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 22, 1997 12:09
25 years ago
3.6

300 km
Wurduj, 62 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 19, 1997 16:17
25 years ago
4.5

100 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 208 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Sep 18, 1997 02:46
25 years ago
3.4

200 km
Yamgān, 85 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 8, 1997 14:40
25 years ago
4.1

234 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 66 km E of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Sep 7, 1997 04:20
25 years ago
4.1

225 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 92 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 1, 1997 06:19
25 years ago
4.0

200 km
Wurduj, 73 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 21, 1997 04:52
25 years ago
4.5

211 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 74 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Aug 19, 1997 15:01
25 years ago
4.1

100 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 234 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Aug 17, 1997 01:56
25 years ago
4.1

94 km
Warsaj, Takhar, 202 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Aug 13, 1997 00:01
25 years ago
4.9

100 km
Khāsh, 31 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 9, 1997 00:11
25 years ago
3.8

200 km
Yamgān, 83 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 7, 1997 06:45
25 years ago
4.0

200 km
Yamgān, 87 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 6, 1997 15:11
25 years ago
4.5

199 km
Yamgān, 82 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 6, 1997 15:00
25 years ago
4.9

193 km
Yamgān, 81 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 28, 1997 16:28
25 years ago
3.9

150 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 44 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jul 26, 1997 16:36
25 years ago
4.6

234 km
Farkhār, Takhar, 97 km E of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Jul 9, 1997 22:25
25 years ago
3.8

228 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 6, 1997 21:15
25 years ago
4.0

150 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 3, 1997 12:59
25 years ago
4.1

242 km
Zebak, 99 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 29, 1997 13:58
25 years ago
4.1

100 km
13 km W of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 28, 1997 09:51
25 years ago
4.2

118 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 55 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jun 24, 1997 11:55
25 years ago
3.6

215 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 86 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jun 24, 1997 09:16
25 years ago
3.9

33 km
Yamgān, 87 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 22, 1997 12:48
25 years ago
3.3

200 km
Jurm, 76 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 14, 1997 04:33
25 years ago
4.0

100 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 219 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Jun 13, 1997 19:17
25 years ago
3.8

100 km
Zebak, 99 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 11, 1997 20:22
25 years ago
4.0

241 km
Zebak, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 11, 1997 13:51
25 years ago
3.4

213 km
Zebak, 15 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 6, 1997 23:16
25 years ago
3.8

150 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 25 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Jun 4, 1997 15:56
25 years ago
4.4

119 km
Zebak, 58 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 2, 1997 08:59
25 years ago
5.0

99 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 214 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
May 28, 1997 18:13
25 years ago
4.9

126 km
Yamgān, 83 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 15, 1997 18:30
25 years ago
5.0

185 km
Yamgān, 83 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 13, 1997 23:46
25 years ago
4.2

200 km
Yamgān, 85 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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