Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - Tagāb, 69 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 3, 2002 at 12:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake - Tagāb, 69 km south of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Sunday, March 3, 2002 at 12:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 226 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Mar 3, 2002 12:08:19 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 225.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.502°N / 70.482°E (Tagāb, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.502°S / 109.518°W
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SW of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
387 km (241 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.4226 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (486 quakes)

  • 02 Mar 2004 10:52 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    19.1 km (11.9 mi) depth
    |
    234 km (145 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Mar 2004 18:19 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    102.5 km (63.7 mi) depth
    |
    77 km (48 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2004 20:32 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    218.1 km (135.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 2004 18:46 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    194.6 km (120.9 mi) depth
    |
    183 km (114 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 2004 16:55 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    230.2 km (143 mi) depth
    |
    67 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Feb 2004 15:38 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    109.7 km (68.2 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2004 21:08 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    216.8 km (134.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Feb 2004 16:42 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2004 22:00 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    208.5 km (129.6 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Feb 2004 22:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    223.2 km (138.7 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Feb 2004 12:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    40.2 km (25 mi) depth
    |
    257 km (159 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Feb 2004 09:18 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    238 km (148 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 2004 07:57 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    105.5 km (65.6 mi) depth
    |
    149 km (93 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Feb 2004 18:49 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    158.1 km (98.2 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Feb 2004 21:48 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    94.5 km (58.7 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Feb 2004 21:01 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    122.3 km (76 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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