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Largest earthquakes in or near Balkh, Afghanistan, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated Jun 12, 2022 09:15 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 7
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 6 and 7
  • 45 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
  • 353 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
Since 1900, Balkh has had 1 quake of magnitude 7.0, 6 quakes between 6.0 and 7.0, 45 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, and 353 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 4.2 | 29 km SW of Kurgan-Tyube, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan -

Strongest quake: Mag. 7.0 | central Afghanistan -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 4 or higher (405 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Jun 1, 2022 8:35 am (GMT +5) (Jun 1, 2022 03:35 GMT)
4.2

597 km
379 km (235 mi)29 km southwest of Kurgan-Tyube, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan MoreMap
Apr 24, 2022 2:04 pm (GMT +4:30) (Apr 24, 2022 09:34 GMT)
4.5

10 km
268 km (167 mi)17 km southwest of Khulm, Balkh, Afghanistan MoreMap
Apr 11, 2022 10:38 pm (GMT +4:30) (Apr 11, 2022 18:08 GMT)
4.5

225 km
329 km (204 mi)45 km north of Kunduz, Afghanistan MoreMap
Mar 5, 2022 10:41 pm (GMT +4:30) (Mar 5, 2022 18:11 GMT)
4.5

351 km
278 km (173 mi)9.3 km south of Kunduz, Afghanistan MoreMap
Mar 3, 2022 11:30 pm (GMT +4:30) (Mar 3, 2022 19:00 GMT)
4.4

213 km
336 km (209 mi)50 km northeast of Kunduz, Afghanistan MoreMap
Mar 2, 2022 12:36 am (GMT +5) (Mar 1, 2022 19:36 GMT)
4.8

260 km
385 km (239 mi)41 km southeast of Kurgan-Tyube, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan MoreMap
Feb 22, 2022 7:29 pm (GMT +4:30) (Feb 22, 2022 14:59 GMT)
4.1

30 km
224 km (139 mi)11 km northwest of Baghlan, Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, Afghanistan MoreMap
Feb 21, 2022 7:23 pm (GMT +4:30) (Feb 21, 2022 14:53 GMT)
4.5

5 km
290 km (180 mi)4.2 km east of Khanabad, Khan Abad, Kunduz, Afghanistan MoreMap
Feb 20, 2022 2:07 pm (GMT +4:30) (Feb 20, 2022 09:37 GMT)
4.6

269 km
317 km (197 mi)30 km north of Kunduz, Afghanistan MoreMap
Feb 12, 2022 12:29 pm (GMT +4:30) (Feb 12, 2022 07:59 GMT)
4.7

211 km
353 km (219 mi)61 km south of Kurgan-Tyube, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan MoreMap
Feb 12, 2022 12:05 pm (GMT +4:30) (Feb 12, 2022 07:35 GMT)
4.8

246 km
328 km (204 mi)41 km northeast of Kunduz, Afghanistan MoreMap
Feb 3, 2022 8:59 pm (GMT +4:30) (Feb 3, 2022 16:29 GMT)
4.8

27 km
296 km (184 mi)55 km east of Maimana, Maīmanah, Provincia de Fāryāb, Afghanistan MoreMap
Jan 24, 2022 5:50 am (GMT +4:30) (Jan 24, 2022 01:20 GMT)
5.0

10 km
229 km (142 mi)Baghlan, 171 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan 2 reportsMoreMap
Jan 19, 2022 10:53 am (GMT +4:30) (Jan 19, 2022 06:23 GMT)
4.3

130 km
264 km (164 mi)Balkh, 268 km northwest of Kabul, Afghanistan MoreMap
Jan 6, 2022 5:22 pm (GMT +4:30) (Jan 6, 2022 12:52 GMT)
4.6

34 km
305 km (190 mi)Tajikistan, 54 km northwest of Kunduz, Afghanistan MoreMap
Jan 1, 2022 6:14 pm (GMT +4:30) (Jan 1, 2022 13:44 GMT)
4.3

274 km
194 km (121 mi)Baghlan, 137 km north of Kabul, Afghanistan 1 reportMoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.1 x 1015 joules (1134 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 61 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Balkh Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Balkh?

The last earthquake in Balkh occurred 5 weeks ago: Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 29 km southwest of Kurgan-Tyube, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 at 8:35 am (GMT +5).

How many quakes were there in Balkh since 1900?

Since 1900, Balkh, Afghanistan had 405 quakes up to magnitude 7.0.

What was the strongest quake in Balkh since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Balkh since 1900 occurred 116 years ago: Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - central Afghanistan on Wednesday, October 24, 1906 at 14:43 GMT.

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