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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Yamgān, 50 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 20:23 GMT

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Yamgān, 50 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 20:23 GMT Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Yamgān, 50 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 20:23 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 205 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 3, 2009 20:23:20 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 204.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.419°N / 70.743°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.419°S / 109.257°W
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (48 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.6205 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (29 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 30, 2009 04:51
13 years ago
4.4

129 km
Zebak, 20 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 21, 2009 13:46
13 years ago
4.4

192 km
Yamgān, 40 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jun 6, 2009 02:17
13 years ago
4.4

131 km
27 km S of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jun 4, 2009 23:29
13 years ago
4.3

91 km
Shuhadā, 58 km E of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 17, 2009 11:57
13 years ago
4.6

238 km
32 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
May 5, 2009 17:26
13 years ago
4.3

233 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Apr 29, 2009 20:10
13 years ago
4.7

222 km
Yamgān, 32 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 29, 2009 04:42
13 years ago
4.7

96 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 81 km SW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore
Apr 9, 2009 16:34
13 years ago
4.6

184 km
Yamgān, 41 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 6, 2009 18:11
13 years ago
4.7

108 km
Zebak, 59 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 24, 2009 09:03
13 years ago
4.7

153 km
Zebak, 15 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 21, 2009 07:38
13 years ago
4.3

123 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 72 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 13, 2009 20:42
13 years ago
4.3

213 km
Zebak, 38 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 10, 2009 15:50
13 years ago
4.6

150 km
Zebak, 48 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 18, 2009 02:49
13 years ago
4.3

93 km
Wurduj, 26 km W of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 17, 2009 16:39
13 years ago
4.6

224 km
Wurduj, 36 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 11, 2009 20:47
13 years ago
4.9

75 km
Yamgān, 31 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 6, 2009 17:11
13 years ago
4.5

217 km
Yamgān, 33 km SE of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 29, 2009 13:29
13 years ago
4.7

111 km
Zebak, 63 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 25, 2009 19:13
13 years ago
4.8

117 km
TajikistanMore
Jan 24, 2009 19:19
13 years ago
4.2

188 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 40 km E of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 23, 2009 18:40
13 years ago
4.6

195 km
Hindu Kush Region, AfghanistanMore
Jan 20, 2009 09:26
13 years ago
5.2

92 km
Warsaj, Takhar, 72 km NE of Bāzārak, Panjshir, AfghanistanMore
Jan 19, 2009 10:06
13 years ago
4.9

206 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 50 km E of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 17, 2009 23:18
13 years ago
4.9

86 km
Warsaj, Takhar, 78 km NE of Bāzārak, Panjshir, AfghanistanMore
Jan 16, 2009 04:03
13 years ago
4.4

125 km
Zebak, 65 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 14, 2009 22:04
13 years ago
4.1

215 km
Tagāb, Badakhshan, 29 km SE of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 7, 2009 03:58
13 years ago
4.0

101 km
Afghanistan-Tajikistan-Pakistan RegionMore
Jan 4, 2009 23:12
13 years ago
5.7

187 km
Yamgān, 47 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore

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