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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 83 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 05:51 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 83 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 05:51 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Yamgān, 83 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 05:51 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 207 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 17, 1997 05:51:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 207.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.387°N / 70.773°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.387°S / 109.227°W
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (184 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (205 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
361 km (225 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 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
6.3207 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (65 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 7, 1998 08:56
24 years ago
4.4

33 km
Argō, 22 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 2, 1998 18:34
24 years ago
4.6

33 km
Zebak, 12 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 08:16
24 years ago
3.7

33 km
Argō, 11 km W of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 01:58
24 years ago
4.1

200 km
Yamgān, 85 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 23, 1998 21:10
24 years ago
4.0

250 km
Yamgān, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 18, 1998 20:49
24 years ago
3.6

190 km
Yamgān, 72 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 14, 1998 03:29
24 years ago
3.9

179 km
Yamgān, 95 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 11, 1998 09:39
24 years ago
3.8

200 km
Yamgān, 68 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 8, 1998 09:02
24 years ago
3.5

200 km
Zebak, 80 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 4, 1998 22:30
24 years ago
3.5

259 km
Zebak, 40 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 28, 1998 07:38
24 years ago
4.2

114 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 56 km SW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Apr 26, 1998 06:21
24 years ago
4.1

250 km
Tagāb, 72 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 26, 1998 01:43
24 years ago
3.6

300 km
Tagāb, 80 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 23, 1998 21:03
24 years ago
4.8

127 km
Zebak, 67 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 23, 1998 14:12
24 years ago
3.4

214 km
Zebak, 90 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 21, 1998 12:34
24 years ago
3.8

150 km
Warsaj, Takhar, 90 km SE of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Apr 17, 1998 02:00
24 years ago
3.5

150 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 99 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 16, 1998 03:20
24 years ago
3.6

214 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 70 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Apr 13, 1998 00:35
24 years ago
3.5

176 km
Yamgān, 80 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 11, 1998 13:34
24 years ago
3.1

206 km
Yamgān, 78 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 10, 1998 22:13
24 years ago
3.1

182 km
Warsaj, 92 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Mar 31, 1998 16:09
24 years ago
4.4

128 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 241 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Mar 25, 1998 15:12
24 years ago
4.2

108 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 205 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Mar 23, 1998 15:31
24 years ago
4.0

227 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 72 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Mar 22, 1998 13:14
24 years ago
3.6

200 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 74 km E of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Mar 21, 1998 18:22
24 years ago
5.9

228 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 95 km E of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Mar 18, 1998 11:53
24 years ago
4.1

111 km
Chitrāl, 113 km NW of Dīr, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Mar 16, 1998 16:46
24 years ago
4.1

232 km
Warsaj, 77 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Mar 16, 1998 04:31
24 years ago
3.5

269 km
Zebak, 97 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 14, 1998 11:44
24 years ago
3.7

150 km
Yamgān, 86 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 12, 1998 14:16
24 years ago
3.9

217 km
Yamgān, 66 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 9, 1998 23:21
24 years ago
4.6

239 km
Yamgān, 80 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 9, 1998 06:38
24 years ago
3.7

119 km
Zebak, 98 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 8, 1998 14:54
24 years ago
3.3

100 km
Zebak, 95 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 2, 1998 05:13
24 years ago
3.0

236 km
Yamgān, 74 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 1, 1998 17:29
24 years ago
4.6

200 km
Yamgān, 76 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 26, 1998 18:25
24 years ago
3.4

200 km
Tagāb, 62 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 24, 1998 13:43
24 years ago
3.5

145 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 162 km E of Khanabad, AfghanistanMore
Feb 24, 1998 11:51
24 years ago
3.6

150 km
Yamgān, 98 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 22, 1998 18:05
24 years ago
4.3

203 km
Yamgān, 79 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 20, 1998 12:18
24 years ago
6.4

236 km
Yamgān, 84 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 18, 1998 23:41
24 years ago
3.5

200 km
Chitrāl, 96 km NW of Thal, Dīr District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Feb 18, 1998 22:14
24 years ago
3.8

239 km
Wurduj, 78 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 18, 1998 01:42
24 years ago
3.5

298 km
Jurm, 49 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 16, 1998 19:21
24 years ago
4.0

217 km
Wurduj, 85 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 14, 1998 00:08
24 years ago
5.5

219 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 11, 1998 15:38
24 years ago
3.6

33 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 92 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 11, 1998 09:43
24 years ago
3.4

129 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 229 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Feb 9, 1998 21:13
24 years ago
4.7

80 km
Yamgān, 52 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 6, 1998 02:59
24 years ago
3.5

200 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 91 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 5, 1998 11:14
24 years ago
3.7

100 km
Zebak, 25 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 3, 1998 08:31
24 years ago
3.2

266 km
8.2 km N of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 24, 1998 01:38
24 years ago
3.4

284 km
Warsaj, Takhar, 87 km SE of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, AfghanistanMore
Jan 20, 1998 18:03
24 years ago
4.8

100 km
Zebak, 96 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 20, 1998 16:43
24 years ago
4.4

217 km
Yamgān, 76 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 17, 1998 05:39
24 years ago
4.3

200 km
Yamgān, 88 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 16, 1998 09:36
24 years ago
4.1

100 km
Chitrāl, 188 km NW of Mingora, Swāt, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Jan 8, 1998 06:59
24 years ago
4.2

239 km
Yamgān, 92 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 7, 1998 15:05
24 years ago
4.2

229 km
Yamgān, 82 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 28, 1997 14:16
24 years ago
4.2

200 km
Tagāb, 69 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 25, 1997 08:29
24 years ago
4.5

250 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 226 km NE of Kabul, AfghanistanMore
Dec 24, 1997 14:27
24 years ago
3.6

207 km
Wurduj, 81 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 20, 1997 23:21
24 years ago
4.2

131 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 42 km S of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Dec 19, 1997 20:40
24 years ago
3.0

228 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 94 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 18, 1997 18:22
24 years ago
3.6

250 km
Yamgān, 69 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
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