Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 3 January 2009 at 20:23 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 3 January 2009 at 20:23 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 205 km depth

Date & time: 3 Jan 2009 08:23:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 204.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.419°N / 70.743°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Sar Āb (Badakhshan)
50 km (31 mi) S of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
76 km (48 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
79 km (49 mi) S of Fayzabad (Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
81 km (50 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500)
114 km (71 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
254 km (158 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
378 km (235 mi) NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.6205 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 3 January 20:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 20 Jan 2009 09:26 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    91.5 km (56.9 mi) depth
    |
    95 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jan 2009 23:12 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    186.7 km (116 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 3 January 2009 at 20:23 (GMT)
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