Important historic earthquakes in Afghanistan

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region May 15 06:18 4.6 109 MAP
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan May 15 06:18 4.4 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Jarm, Afghanistan May 10 14:08 4.8 196 MAP
GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region May 10 14:08 5.0 196 MAP
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan May 10 14:08 4.8 205 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region May 09 10:41 6.2 106 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • islamabad - Strong shaking
  • Bagram - Bed shook/rocked back and forth, objects on wall shook.
  • KABUL - 25 seconds of moderate shaking. Spilled a glass of water and knocked around toiletries.
  • Islamabad - Very strong shaking
  • Mianwali - The earthquake stayed for a long time.
  • Khyber Pakhtun Khwa - 2 mins In Mardan ,KPK ,Islamabad
  • Islamabad - Moderate shaking
  • Khorog - felt very strong shaking
  • Dushanbe - Light shaking
  • ашгабат - тресло секунд 10
  • Dushanbe - I felt the quake for about10-15 seconds at 15:42.
  • Dushanbe - Light shaking
  • Tashkent - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Central Afghanistan May 08 18:17 4.8 54 MAP
    GEOFON Southeastern Afghanistan May 08 18:17 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Patika - Strong shaking
  • USGS Nahrin, Afghanistan May 08 10:42 4.1 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan May 08 10:42 4.1 141 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region May 06 00:01 4.9 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan May 05 18:32 4.2 154 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region May 02 22:56 4.4 108 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 29 15:36 4.1 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Apr 28 15:14 5.2 94 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Apr 24 15:52 4.9 261 MAP
    GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 24 15:52 4.8 255 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 24 15:52 4.7 260 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • islamabad, Pakistan - Weak shaking
  • Islamabad, Pakistan - Moderate shaking
  • Sonipat, India - 3-4 seconds
  • GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Apr 20 11:40 4.2 145 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Apr 17 19:51 4.1 122 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 17 19:51 4.1 122 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Apr 11 00:59 4.2 235 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 11 00:59 4.2 236 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Apr 09 00:35 4.3 109 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 09 00:35 4.3 119 MAP
    USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Apr 08 06:01 4.2 107 MAP
    USGS Farkhar, Afghanistan Apr 07 11:25 4.2 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 07 11:25 4.2 224 MAP
    EMSC Central Afghanistan Apr 06 16:36 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Farkhar, Afghanistan Apr 05 20:59 4.3 134 MAP
    GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 05 20:59 4.5 147 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 05 20:59 4.3 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 03 01:36 4.6 126 MAP
    USGS Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 03 01:36 4.8 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Apr 03 01:36 4.8 133 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Apr 02 15:00 4.2 157 MAP
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Mar 31 19:35 4.2 216 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 31 19:35 4.2 217 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Mar 30 18:45 5.0 238 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Mar 30 18:45 5.0 234 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kabul - 30 seconds of bed shaking. Then minor vibrations for about 3 minutes, intermittent.
  • Peshawar - Very weak shaking
  • EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 30 18:45 4.9 236 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Mar 30 12:52 4.0 137 MAP
    USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Mar 30 12:52 4.3 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 30 12:52 4.3 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Mar 24 22:17 5.1 200 MAP
    GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 24 22:17 5.0 200 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 24 22:17 4.8 197 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dushanbe - Long shaking, no damage
  • Kunduz - Light shaking
  • EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 13 08:15 4.0 217 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Mar 13 08:15 4.0 217 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Mar 10 20:53 4.1 95 MAP

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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