Contact | RSS | EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU

Latest quakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan - list, stats and map

Latest quake
See all
Mag. 4.6 earthquake 41 km southwest of Kunduz, Kunduz, Afghanistan - Feb 23, 2024 -
Strongest since 2023Mag. 6.5 75 km southeast of Faizabad, Badakhshan, Afghanistan - Mar 21, 2023 -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 20:57 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Balkh, find out which quakes are happening right now!
There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Balkh in the past 24 hours.
Since 2023, Balkh has had 97 quakes of magnitudes up to 6.5:
  • 1 quake above magnitude 6
  • 1 quake between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 41 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 32 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 18 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 4 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.

Number of quakes per year

Read more
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
Filter by magnitude:
all
1.0+
2.0+
3.0+
4.0+
5.0+
6.0+
Check for new quakes now!
in sec
Pause automatic refreshing
Showing all recent or significant quakes since 2023, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (60 out of 97 quakes, show more):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
Nearest VolcanoLocationDetailsMap
Feb 23, 08:58 am (GMT +4:30)
Feb 23, 04:28 GMT

4.6

10 km
21 km (13 mi) to the E 41 km southwest of Kunduz, Kunduz, Afghanistan Info
Feb 23, 06:20 am (GMT +4:30)
Feb 23, 01:50 GMT
4.2

10 km
39 km west of Kunduz, Kunduz, Afghanistan Info
Thursday, February 22, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 23, 03:28 am (GMT +4:30)
Feb 22, 22:58 GMT
3.8

120 km
6 km (3.7 mi) to the E 29 km north of Aībak, Samangan, Afghanistan Info
Sunday, February 18, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 18, 03:50 pm (GMT +4:30)
Feb 18, 11:20 GMT
5.0

10 km
29 km southwest of Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh, Afghanistan 2 reportsInfo
Saturday, February 3, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 3, 01:00 pm (Dushanbe)
Feb 3, 08:00 GMT
3.2

10 km
48 km (30 mi) to the E 50 km south of Moskovskiy, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan Info
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 24, 07:14 pm (GMT +4:30)
Jan 24, 14:44 GMT
3.1

10 km
44 km (27 mi) to the E 38 km north of Baghlan, Baghlan, Afghanistan Info
Monday, January 22, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 22, 01:55 pm (GMT +4:30)
Jan 22, 09:25 GMT
3.5

10 km
47 km (29 mi) to the E 20 km southwest of Kunduz, Kunduz, Afghanistan Info
Thursday, January 4, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 5, 01:48 am (GMT +4:30)
Jan 4, 21:18 GMT
3.2

10 km
47 km (29 mi) to the E 20 km southwest of Kunduz, Kunduz, Afghanistan Info
Wednesday, January 3, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 3, 11:45 am (GMT +4:30)
Jan 3, 07:15 GMT
3.1

10 km
50 km (31 mi) to the E 13 km northwest of Kunduz, Kunduz, Afghanistan Info
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 6, 2023 02:32 pm (GMT +4:30)
Dec 6, 2023 10:02 GMT
3.7

10 km
47 km (29 mi) to the E 22 km northwest of Baghlan, Baghlan, Afghanistan Info
Wednesday, November 29, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 29, 2023 06:33 pm (GMT +4:30)
Nov 29, 2023 14:03 GMT
4.5

10 km
32 km northwest of Balkh, Balkh, Afghanistan Info
Show more
About these data
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.7 x 1014 joules (102 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 87710 tons of TNT or 5.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

Balkh Quake-O-Meter

Has seismic activity increased or decreased?
Number of quakes: -
Number of quakes vs average
Seismic Activity: ? %
Seismic activity vs average
Below average
Normal range
Above average
Updated

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: Batken, Kyrgyzstan (BTK/KR network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Batken, Kyrgyzstan: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
Show more

Earthquake Catalog - Look up past earthquakes

Look up past earthquakes in this area by date or date range:
or
Look up quakes!
Felt a quake? Report it!
Show quakes near me!

Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 379 quakes on average per year in or near Balkh, Afghanistan:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.02 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 50 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.17 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 5.9 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.95 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 23 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 32.7 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 36.5 quakes per year
Balkh has a high level of seismic activity. Balkh has had at least 9 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan, by magnitude

30 days
90 days
365 days
3 years
10 years
Table
Mag
 
Number of quakes (5 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (20%)
4+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (40%)
3+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (40%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (11 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (9.09%)
4+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (27.27%)
3+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (63.64%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (42 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
1 quake
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (2.38%)
4+
14 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (33.33%)
3+
15 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (35.71%)
2+
10 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (23.81%)
below M2
2 quakes
(4.76%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (277 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (0.72%)
5+
11 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (3.97%)
4+
119 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (42.96%)
3+
103 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (37.18%)
2+
38 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (13.72%)
below M2
4 quakes
(1.44%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (381 in total as 100%)
7+
1 quake
Mag 7 or higher (0.26%)
6+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 6 - 7 (1.31%)
5+
17 quakes
betw. Mag 5 - 6 (4.46%)
4+
216 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (56.69%)
3+
100 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (26.25%)
2+
38 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (9.97%)
below M2
4 quakes
(1.05%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 30 days5 quakes--221--
Past 90 days11 quakes--731--
Past 365 days42 quakes21015141--
Past 3 years277 quakes438103119112-
Past 10 years381 quakes4381002161751
Magnitude 1.0+, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
Number of earthquakes over time: Past 90 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 30 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 7 days
Number of earthquakes over time: 24 hours
Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Balkh Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan?

Balkh has a high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 379 quakes on average per year in or near Balkh, Afghanistan. Balkh has had at least 9 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Balkh?

The last earthquake in Balkh occurred 9 days ago and had a magnitude of 4.6:

A strong magnitude 4.6 earthquake hit 41 km (26 mi) away from Kunduz, Kunduz,  Afghanistan, in the morning of Friday, Feb 23, 2024 at 8.58 am local time (GMT +4:30). The quake had a very shallow depth of 10 km (6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Balkh since 2023?

Since 2023, Balkh has been shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 6.5, 1 quake of magnitude , 41 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 32 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 18 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There have been also 4 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.

What was the strongest quake in Balkh since 2023?

The strongest earthquake in Balkh since 2023 had a magnitude of 6.5 and occurred 50 weeks ago:

A very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit 75 km (47 mi) away from Faizabad, Badakhshan,  Afghanistan, in the evening of Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 9.17 pm local time (GMT +4:30). The quake had a moderate depth of 188 km (117 mi) and was felt over a large region.

Embed or share standalone map

You can use the standalone version of our interactive earthquake map or embed it on your website:

Largest Quakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan

Date and TimeMag
Depth
###DIST_LABEL###LocationDetailsMap

Map of largest quakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan

[smaller] [bigger]

Earthquakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan

Quakes in nearby regions

Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

On this page:

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

Support us - Help us upgrade our services!

We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Design upgrade
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Volcanoes | Earthquakes | Photos | Volcano News | App
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours
Tours & Dates | FAQ | About us
Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 297 465 123 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
IAVCEI
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings