Afghanistan Earthquake

Very strong deep earthquake shakes Afghanistan and the surrounding countries

Last update: August 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm by By


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Update 15:46 UTC : We have seen Urdu reports mentioning cracks in houses in Pakistan.

Update 15:44 UTC :  Due to the depth of 200 km the earthquake was felt in a radius of several thousand kilometers.

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34km (21mi) WSW of Ashkasham, Afghanistan
43km (27mi) WSW of Ishkashim, Tajikistan
50km (31mi) SE of Jarm, Afghanistan
86km (53mi) SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan
287km (178mi) NE of Kabul, Afghanistan

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.9

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2015-08-10 14:35:25


Afghanistan Quake & Landslide

4 dead in Afghanistan landslide, with 100 houses damaged.

Last update: April 12, 2014 at 11:44 am by By

Also written by Jens Skapski.

Update 11:40 UTC:  We are not sure at this point whether a combination of a landslide and an earthquake occurred or just a rain induced landslide. Either way, 4 people have died and our condolences go to their families.

Update 08:48 UTC: 
4 people have died in an Afghanistan earthquake from landslides. Scattered reports of 100 damaged houses in a couple of villages in the Rostaq district of Takhar province, Afghanistan has emerged.
This is likely a very low magnitude, shallow earthquake as it has not been reported on many seismometers.

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 3.0-3.9 (estimated)

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-04-12 2:30

GMT/UTC Time : 2014-04-11 22:00

Depth (Hypocenter) : Likely very shallow (ca. 5km)


Afghanistan Earthquake

Strong but luckily deep earthquake in Afghanistan

Last update: July 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm by By

Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Jul 12 14:44 PM 5.0 138.0

At the current reported depth, we do not think that this earthquake will be damaging.
This earthquake has been felt in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan, etc.
All the reporting and to be trusted seismological agencies are reporting depths of +150 km.
The risk on landslides will however be present in this high mountain area.
Closest city to the epicenter : Fayzabad, Afghanistan.