Jun 12, 2017

Green earthquake alert (4.6M,depth:77.96km) in Afghanistan at 6/12/2017 1:54:25 PM

Green Earthquake in Afghanistan


Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).


This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude 4.6M, Depth:77.96km
  • 12 Jun 2017 13:54:25 UTC
  • 522580 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

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Earthquake Event


  • Magnitude: 4.6 M
  • Depth: 77.96 km (deep)
  • Source: NEIC NEIC
  • Location (latitude/longitude): 36.3511, 71.1755
  • Time (UTC): 12 Jun 2017 13:54:25
  • Time (ECT): 12 Jun 2017 15:54:25

Earthquake Impact Details

The earthquake happened inAfghanistan, Province of Badakhshan (population 666,668). The nearest places are Sanglec (7km), Eskatul (9km), Dasht-e Robat (16km), Sar Ab (20km), Keda (20km), and 72 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are Ishkashim (58km), and Chitral (runway 5800ft, 76km). There are no known ports nearby.

The maximum altitude nearby is NaNm.

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2)
75 km 210000 people 11
50 km 55000 people 7
20 km 1300 people 1
10 km <1000 people 0



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