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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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 22 17:19 4.5 204 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Oct 22 17:19 4.4 204 MAP
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 22 17:19 4.4 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Oct 21 04:37 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Oct 07 13:52 4.9 195 MAP
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 07 13:52 4.9 190 MAP
GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 07 13:52 4.8 187 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 06 22:15 4.5 91 MAP
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 06 22:15 4.5 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Baghlan, Afghanistan Oct 06 13:11 4.1 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Oct 06 13:11 4.1 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Oct 04 07:08 4.2 129 MAP
USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Sep 30 23:26 4.3 215 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 30 23:26 4.3 213 MAP
GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Sep 29 15:05 4.4 239 MAP
USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Sep 29 15:05 4.2 237 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Quetta - Moderate shaking
  • Quetta - Moderate shaking
  • Quetta - Earth Bounced Up & Down multiple time
  • EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 29 15:05 4.2 232 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Sep 17 19:00 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Sep 17 00:22 4.3 245 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 17 00:22 4.3 248 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Sep 15 03:47 4.4 159 MAP
    EMSC Western Afghanistan Sep 14 02:52 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ashkasham, Afghanistan Sep 13 21:31 4.6 229 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Sep 13 21:31 4.6 214 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 13 21:31 4.6 222 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Sep 11 16:34 4.6 144 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 11 16:34 3.8 147 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Sep 07 06:09 4.3 196 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 07 06:09 4.3 191 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Sep 02 05:12 4.1 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Sep 02 05:12 4.1 86 MAP
    GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 31 19:56 4.3 85 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 31 19:56 4.3 115 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Aug 30 06:59 4.4 126 MAP
    USGS Hukumati Dahanah-ye Ghori, Afghanistan Aug 28 16:23 4.3 99 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 28 16:23 4.3 100 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Farkhar, Afghanistan Aug 23 22:12 4.3 218 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 23 22:12 4.3 211 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Aug 20 15:52 4.4 251 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 20 15:52 4.4 251 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Western Afghanistan Aug 12 01:01 3.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Aug 11 05:21 4.5 115 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 08 11:37 4.3 205 MAP
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Aug 08 11:37 4.4 206 MAP
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 08 11:37 4.4 207 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jarm, Afghanistan Aug 03 00:28 4.5 90 MAP
    GEOFON Afghanistan-tajikistan Border Region Aug 03 00:28 4.3 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Aug 03 00:28 4.5 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Afghanistan Aug 02 02:52 4.7 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan Jul 31 21:37 4.2 108 MAP I Felt It INFO

    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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