List of earthquakes in Afghanistan

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This is a list of earthquakes in Afghanistan.

Tectonic setting

Afghanistan is situated near the southern extent of the Eurasian Plate.[1]

Earthquakes

Date Place Lat Lon Deaths Injuries Mag. I Comments
2018-01-31 Hindu Kush 36.54 70.82 2 22 6.1 Mw IV
2015-10-26 Hindu Kush 36.52 70.37 399 2,536 7.5 Mw VII
2013-04-24 Jalalabad-Mehtar Lam 34.53 70.22 18 5.5 [2]
2012-06-11 Baghlan 36.05 69.30 75 5.4, 5.7 Doublet [3]
2010-04-18 Samangan 35.71 67.68 11 5.6 [4]
2009-10-22 Hindu Kush 36.52 70.95 5 6.2 [5]
2009-04-16 Near Kabul 34.19 70.08 19 51 5.2 Mw V Doublet
2005-12-12 Hindu Kush 36.28 71.11 5 1 6.5 Mw VI
2002-03-25 Hindu Kush 35.93 69.19 1,000 200 6.1 Mw VII
2002-03-03 Hindu Kush 36.5 70.48 166 Some 7.4 Mw
1998-05-30 Takhar 37.17 70.09 4,000–4,500 10,001 6.5 Mw VII
1998-02-20 Takhar 37.17 70.14 2,323 818 5.9 Mw VII
1991-01-31 Hindu Kush 35.99 70.42 848 200 6.4 Mb VII Extreme damage NGDC
1983-12-31 Hindu Kush 36.37 70.34 12–26 60–483 7.2 Mb VII Severe NGDC
1842-02-19 Jalalabad 34.4 70.5 500 Severe damage NGDC
818-05-15 Hindu Kush 36.8 66.2 Many 7.5 Ms VIII Severe damage NGDC
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

References

  1. ^ Ambraseyes, N.; Bilham, R. (2003), "Earthquakes in Afghanistan", Seismological Research Letters, Seismological Society of America, 74 (2): 107, doi:10.1785/gssrl.74.2.107 
  2. ^ "55 Significant Earthquakes where Country = AFGHANISTAN". The Significant Earthquake Database. National Geophysical Data Center. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ BBC News (12 June 2012). "Afghan quakes: Landslide killed 80, says governor". BBC News. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  4. ^ USGS. "M5.6 - central Afghanistan". United States Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ USGS, M6.2 - Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan, United States Geological Survey 

Sources

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