Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - Wurduj, 19 km east of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 17, 1993 at 21:07 GMT

Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - Wurduj, 19 km east of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 17, 1993 at 21:07 GMT Minor mag. 3.8 earthquake - Wurduj, 19 km east of Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, December 17, 1993 at 21:07 GMT

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 150 km depth

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

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 17, 1993 21:07:19 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.8
Depth150.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude36.845°N / 71.041°E (Wurduj, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode36.845°S / 108.959°W
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities19 km (12 mi) E of Jurm (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) WNW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (32 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
112 km (70 mi) ESE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
135 km (84 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) E of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
173 km (107 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
195 km (121 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
308 km (191 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.8150 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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