Strong M6.2 earthquake hits Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan

– May 09, 2018

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as 6.2 hit Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region at 10:41 UTC (15:11 local time) on May 9, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 111.9 km (69.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 100 km (62 miles).

According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 28.1 km (17.5 miles) ENE of Chākarān (population 0), 36.6 km (22.8 miles) NW of Ishqoshim (population 26,000), 37.1 km (23.0 miles) NNW of Ashkāsham (population 12 120), 49.6 km (30.8 miles) ENE of Jurm (population 12 106), Afghanistan and 57.8 km (35.9 miles) SSW of Khorugh (population 30 000), Tajikistan.

There are 80 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Some 3 054 000 people are estimated to have felt light shaking and 102 288 000 weak.

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