Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 3 March 2002 at 12:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 3 March 2002 at 12:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 226 km depth

Date & time: 3 Mar 2002 12:08:19 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 225.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.502°N / 70.482°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) W of Sar Āb (Badakhshan)
51 km (32 mi) SW of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
56 km (35 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500)
69 km (43 mi) S of Fayzabad (Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
88 km (55 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
90 km (56 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600)
250 km (155 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
399 km (248 mi) NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: USGS
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!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.4226 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
M 7.4226 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 3 March 12:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes):
  • 23 Feb 2004 15:38 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    109.7 km (68.2 mi) depth
    |
    170 km (106 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Nov 2003 03:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (116 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Apr 2003 16:50 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    66.9 km (41.6 mi) depth
    |
    97 km (61 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 2003 03:20 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    110.7 km (68.8 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2003 11:46 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    114.1 km (70.9 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 2002 19:13 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    90.8 km (56.4 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Oct 2002 02:51 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    149.9 km (93.1 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Sep 2002 17:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    135.6 km (84.3 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Sep 2002 17:26 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    232.8 km (144.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2002 16:26 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Apr 2002 04:00 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Mar 2002 08:52 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2002 21:45 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2002 15:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2002 14:56 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Monday, 25 March 2002 at 14:56 (GMT)

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Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 3 March 2002 at 12:08 (GMT)
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