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Posted by feww on April 18, 2017


Earthquake strikes NE of Kabul, Afghanistan

Earthquake Details

Magnitude: 5.0 mb [emsc-csem]
Date/time: 2017-04-17 @ 23:04:35.6 UTC
Location: 36.53 N, 70.88 E
Depth: 188km

  • 271 km NE of Kabul, Afghanistan / pop: 3,044,000
  • 70 km S of Fayzabad, Afghanistan / pop: 44,500
  • 37 km S of Jarm, Afghanistan / pop: 12,200

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Strong Earthquake Strikes Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan

Posted by feww on December 26, 2015

M6.3 quake strikes NE Afghanistan

Centered at 36.500°N, 71.132°E, about 280km NE of Kabul, Afghanistan the event occurred at a depth of 203.4km, reported USGS/EHP.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.3Mw
Location: 36.500°N, 71.132°E – 41km WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
Depth: 203.4km
Time: 2015-12-25 19:14:47 UTC

  • 40 km SW of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan [pop: 26,000]
  • 85 km SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan [pop: 44,421]
  • 280km NE of Kabul, Afghanistan [pop: 3.73 million]
  • 280 km N of Peshāwar, Pakistan [pop: 1.22 million]

Recent Events in Hindu Kush Region

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Deadly Earthquake Strikes N. Afghanistan

Posted by feww on October 26, 2015

UPDATE: The event posted earlier has been downgraded to a magnitudes 7.5Mw.

M7.5 earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan

The earthquake parameters may be subject to additional changes due to procedural issues at USGS/EHP.

Centered at 36.441°N 70.717°E, about 254km NNE of Kabul, the quake occurred at a depth of 212.5 km, USGS/EHP reported.

USGS has issued an “Orange” alert level for shaking-related fatalities. This means significant casualties are possible and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response.

  • Scores of fatalities and hundreds of injuries have been reported in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan. Death toll is likely to rise.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 7.5Mw (downgraded from 7.7)
Location:36.441°N 70.717°E depth=212.5 km (132.1 mi)
Time:2015-10-26 09:09:32 (UTC)

  • 45km (28mi) N of `Alaqahdari-ye Kiran wa Munjan
  • 48km (30mi) SSW of Jarm
  • 76km (47mi) S of Fayzabad
  • 77km (48mi) WSW of Ashkasham
  • 150km E of Konduz (FEWW)
  • 254km (158mi) NNE of Kabul

At least two aftershock measuring 4.8 and 4.7Mw reported as of posting.

Latest map of the 881 felt reports collected through LastQuake amsrtphone app and EMSC websites

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Earthquake location Map. Source: USGS/EHP.

The quake was felt across a vast region including India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Nepal and Western China.

Related Links

  • For previous quakes in the region use search term “Hindu Kush”

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Deep Earthquake Strikes N. Afghanistan

Posted by feww on October 26, 2015

M7.7 quake strikes 45km SSW of Jarm, Afghanistan

Centered at 36.463°N, 70.712°E, about 256km NNE of Kabul, the quake occurred at a depth of 213.5 km, USGS/EHP reported.

The quake was felt across a vast region including India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Nepal  and Western China.

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Afghanistan Quake, Leaves 100 Dead and Injured

Posted by feww on April 20, 2010

M5.6 Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan Killing about a dozen people and injuring dozens more.

The quake was centered at 35.669°N, 67.653°E and struck at a depth of about 10km on April 18, 2010 at 20:28:50 UTC. The Moderators expected some casualties as a result of the quake, but there was no immediate news of casualties or damage available initially.

“The villages were destroyed and the local routes were blocked from slipping mountain rocks on to the roads,” said Hajji Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani, the provincial assistant governor, UPI reported.

The death toll could rise as more people could be buried under the rubble of collapsed buildings, he said.

According to another report hundreds of livestock had perished as a result of the quake which also left 300 homes damaged.

The area where this quake occurred is close to Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush Mountains, which is earthquake-prone. NATO bombardment in the region, past and present, could trigger more violent quakes.

10-degree Map Centered at 35°N,70°E

Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP.Click image to enlarge.

Seismic Hazard Map

Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green. Source: USGS/EHP.

Felt Reports: Felt (IV) at Mazar-e Sharif. Felt (II) at Kabul and Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Also felt at Baghlan, Bagrami, Bamian, Baraki Barak, Gaz Aab, Pangabv, SHebergan and Sahrak, USGS/EHP said.

Earthquake Details:

  • Magnitude 5.4 [USGS/EHP estimate]
  • Date-Time:
    • Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 20:28:50 UTC
    • Monday, April 19, 2010 at 12:58:50 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 35.669°N, 67.653°E
  • Depth: 10 km (6.2 miles)
  • Distances:
    • 125 km (80 miles) SSE of Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan
    • 180 km (110 miles) SSE of Termiz (Termez), Uzbekistan
    • 180 km (110 miles) SSW of Shaartuz, Tajikistan
    • 190 km (115 miles) NW of KABUL, Afghanistan
  • Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.9 km (3.0 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
  • Event ID: us2010vfby

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Afghan Quake Kills Dozens of Poor Villagers

Posted by feww on April 17, 2009

Eastern Afghanistan Quake Kills Dozens

About 40 Villagers in eastern Afghanistan were killed and at least 50 others injured after a magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Hindu Kush region at a shallow depth of about 5.7 km. The mainshock was followed by a 5.1 Mw aftershock about two hours later.

About 500 livestock were also killed by the quake, which  reduced more than 200 houses to rubble in Sherzad province.

Up to 100,000 people were killed and as many as 5 million were displaced when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck northwest Pakistan and Kashmir in October 2005.

The quakes hit overnight the districts of Khogyani and Sherzad in Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border. Photo: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

The 5.5 Mw mainshock and 5.1 -magnitude struck within two hours.
Image: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Earthquake Details (USGS)
Magnitude: 5.5

  • Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 21:27:51 UTC
  • Friday, April 17, 2009 at 01:57:51 AM at epicenter
  • Location: 34.201°N, 70.064°E
  • Depth: 5.7 km (3.5 miles) (poorly constrained)


  • 45 km (25 miles) SW of Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • 90 km (55 miles) ESE of KABUL, Afghanistan
  • 140 km (85 miles) W of Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 220 km (135 miles) WSW of Mingaora, Pakistan

Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 6.6 km (4.1 miles); depth +/- 14.5 km (9.0 miles)


Event ID: us2009fmbv

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