Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 25 km east of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 06:22 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 25 km east of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, May 30, 1998 at 06:22 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 30, 1998 06:22:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.106°N / 70.11°E (Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 37.106°S / 109.89°W
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) E of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) E of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SSE of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Farkhor (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Hulbuk (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) SSE of Kŭlob (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) ENE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.633 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (109 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 19, 1998 21:32
23 years ago
4.0

80 km
Wurduj, 55 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 16, 1998 18:24
23 years ago
4.1

133 km
Shuhadā, 69 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 9, 1998 05:33
23 years ago
4.2

228 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Nov 8, 1998 10:49
23 years ago
4.2

217 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 85 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Nov 7, 1998 13:30
23 years ago
3.8

200 km
Yamgān, 76 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 6, 1998 14:58
23 years ago
4.0

86 km
Shuhadā, 49 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Nov 2, 1998 12:17
23 years ago
3.7

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Nov 1, 1998 16:32
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Oct 30, 1998 02:20
23 years ago
4.2

33 km
Rustāq, 20 km N of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Oct 12, 1998 03:49
23 years ago
4.6

115 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Oct 3, 1998 08:34
23 years ago
4.6

33 km
TajikistanMore
Oct 2, 1998 10:22
23 years ago
4.1

234 km
Wurduj, 82 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 29, 1998 21:41
23 years ago
4.4

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Sep 28, 1998 19:07
23 years ago
4.3

33 km
TajikistanMore
Sep 26, 1998 13:43
23 years ago
4.3

82 km
Kōhistān, 41 km N of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 26, 1998 12:48
23 years ago
4.3

100 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Sep 24, 1998 07:48
23 years ago
4.3

190 km
Yamgān, 80 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 24, 1998 01:52
23 years ago
3.8

33 km
TajikistanMore
Sep 20, 1998 10:00
23 years ago
3.9

227 km
Tagāb, 86 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 19, 1998 20:58
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Sep 5, 1998 09:59
23 years ago
3.9

201 km
Yamgān, 78 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 3, 1998 19:28
23 years ago
3.6

150 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 92 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Sep 3, 1998 00:24
23 years ago
3.7

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Aug 31, 1998 04:52
23 years ago
4.0

233 km
Jurm, 76 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 30, 1998 16:55
23 years ago
3.2

186 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Aug 30, 1998 16:07
23 years ago
4.1

163 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Aug 25, 1998 09:43
23 years ago
3.8

245 km
Yamgān, 90 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 11, 1998 10:03
23 years ago
4.4

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, 41 km NW of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 10, 1998 04:38
23 years ago
4.5

85 km
Yaftal-e Sufla, 38 km NW of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 6, 1998 22:44
23 years ago
3.8

143 km
Yamgān, 82 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Aug 3, 1998 17:56
23 years ago
3.8

235 km
Wurduj, 75 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 31, 1998 18:41
23 years ago
4.4

33 km
Rustāq, 11 km N of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jul 24, 1998 17:25
23 years ago
3.5

199 km
Jurm, 75 km SE of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 20, 1998 14:38
23 years ago
4.1

100 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jul 20, 1998 12:05
23 years ago
4.1

227 km
Tagāb, 82 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 17, 1998 15:48
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
48 km SE of Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, TajikistanMore
Jul 16, 1998 21:05
23 years ago
4.0

66 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jul 16, 1998 19:36
23 years ago
3.7

273 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jul 15, 1998 17:17
23 years ago
3.7

200 km
Yamgān, 80 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jul 12, 1998 05:07
23 years ago
3.7

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 46 km NE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jul 11, 1998 12:25
23 years ago
4.0

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jul 6, 1998 16:07
23 years ago
3.8

242 km
Warsaj, 76 km SE of Taloqan, Tāluqān, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jul 5, 1998 18:53
23 years ago
3.8

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 30, 1998 03:37
23 years ago
4.7

201 km
Yamgān, 77 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 29, 1998 20:35
23 years ago
5.1

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 29, 1998 09:17
23 years ago
3.2

200 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 28, 1998 21:35
23 years ago
3.8

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 27, 1998 10:17
23 years ago
3.7

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 27, 1998 07:44
23 years ago
4.4

100 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 27, 1998 07:18
23 years ago
4.3

100 km
Rustāq, 12 km SE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jun 27, 1998 03:20
23 years ago
3.6

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 26, 1998 11:03
23 years ago
4.2

100 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 26, 1998 02:55
23 years ago
4.0

33 km
Yamgān, 64 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 22, 1998 20:04
23 years ago
3.9

10 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 22, 1998 15:32
23 years ago
3.3

206 km
Yamgān, 77 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 19, 1998 19:43
23 years ago
3.7

74 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 19, 1998 05:18
23 years ago
4.5

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 18, 1998 06:49
23 years ago
4.3

150 km
Yamgān, 83 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 15, 1998 13:34
23 years ago
3.4

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 13, 1998 11:10
23 years ago
4.3

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 12, 1998 17:24
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 11, 1998 19:34
23 years ago
3.9

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 11, 1998 13:26
23 years ago
3.6

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 9, 1998 05:58
24 years ago
3.3

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 7, 1998 08:56
24 years ago
4.4

33 km
Argō, 22 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 7, 1998 00:30
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 6, 1998 22:33
24 years ago
4.6

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 6, 1998 13:37
24 years ago
5.1

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 6, 1998 04:41
24 years ago
4.8

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 5, 1998 22:43
24 years ago
4.1

33 km
Rustāq, 13 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jun 5, 1998 02:31
24 years ago
4.6

33 km
Rustāq, 24 km SE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jun 4, 1998 21:59
24 years ago
4.4

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 3, 1998 13:46
24 years ago
4.3

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 3, 1998 09:01
24 years ago
4.1

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 3, 1998 00:11
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jun 1, 1998 13:57
24 years ago
3.4

33 km
Yāwān, 45 km NW of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 1, 1998 13:42
24 years ago
4.5

21 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 35 km NE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jun 1, 1998 11:44
24 years ago
4.9

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 31, 1998 19:05
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
Rustāq, 9.2 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 31, 1998 12:54
24 years ago
4.4

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 29 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 31, 1998 11:04
24 years ago
4.1

33 km
Rustāq, 19 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 31, 1998 10:14
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 27 km NE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 31, 1998 05:25
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
TajikistanMore
May 31, 1998 02:21
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 23:42
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 23 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 23:35
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 22:17
24 years ago
4.0

33 km
TajikistanMore
May 30, 1998 21:14
24 years ago
3.7

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 20:41
24 years ago
4.0

33 km
TajikistanMore
May 30, 1998 18:27
24 years ago
4.3

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 23 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 17:59
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
Rustāq, 21 km NE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 17:47
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
TajikistanMore
May 30, 1998 13:34
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
Rustāq, 18 km NE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 13:03
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 10:37
24 years ago
4.1

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 09:59
24 years ago
3.7

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 25 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 09:42
24 years ago
4.8

33 km
Rustāq, 19 km SE of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 09:25
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 25 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 08:16
24 years ago
3.7

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 07:42
24 years ago
4.5

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 07:36
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
Rustāq, 21 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 07:18
24 years ago
3.6

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 07:09
24 years ago
3.7

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 07:02
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 06:52
24 years ago
4.5

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 06:51
24 years ago
3.6

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 06:41
24 years ago
4.0

33 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 06:35
24 years ago
4.7

33 km
Argō, 28 km W of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 30, 1998 06:33
24 years ago
5.0

33 km
Shahr-e Buzurg, Badakhshan, 27 km E of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
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