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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 17:44 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 17:44 GMT Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Yamgān, 54 km south of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 17:44 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 210 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 29, 2009 17:44:32 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth210.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.391°N / 70.722°E (Yamgān, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.391°S / 109.278°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities54 km (33 mi) S of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) S of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
250 km (156 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
294 km (183 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
325 km (202 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
364 km (226 mi) NW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.2210 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 26, 2010 08:27
12 years ago
4.2

182 km
Yamgān, 37 km SW of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Apr 21, 2010 09:43
12 years ago
4.0

95 km
Wurduj, 31 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 12, 2010 18:23
12 years ago
4.2

187 km
Tagāb, 62 km S of Faizabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Mar 6, 2010 02:53
12 years ago
4.3

91 km
Chitrāl, 231 km N of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanMore
Feb 22, 2010 01:51
12 years ago
4.7

105 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 64 km N of Pārūn, Nuristan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 16, 2010 10:05
12 years ago
4.1

88 km
Zebak, 51 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Feb 5, 2010 03:52
12 years ago
4.4

171 km
27 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 30, 2010 21:37
12 years ago
5.0

93 km
Zebak, 22 km W of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 29, 2010 05:40
12 years ago
4.2

102 km
Warsaj, 63 km SE of Farkhār, Takhar, AfghanistanMore
Jan 23, 2010 16:07
12 years ago
5.1

93 km
Zebak, 18 km S of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 11, 2010 16:07
12 years ago
4.6

105 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 69 km N of Pārūn, Nuristan, AfghanistanMore
Jan 11, 2010 16:07
12 years ago
4.6

105 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, Badakhshan, 69 km N of Pārūn, Nuristan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 25, 2009 05:51
13 years ago
4.7

103 km
Zebak, 52 km SW of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 21, 2009 23:15
13 years ago
4.2

137 km
Kuran Wa Munjan, 69 km S of Jurm, Badakhshan, AfghanistanMore
Dec 13, 2009 08:12
13 years ago
4.4

112 km
Chitrāl, Pakistan, 67 km SW of Ishqoshim, TajikistanMore

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