M 6.2 in Afghanistan on 09 May 2018 10:41 UTC

Event summary

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

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.2M
Depth: 111.93 Km
Lat/Lon: 36.9902 , 71.3687
Event Date: 09 May 2018 10:41 UTC
Exposed Population: 800000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000e19e
Inserted at: 09 May 2018 11:00 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity: 7.5 (AFG)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: AFG= 7.5; PAK= 5.7; TJK= 5.1

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMax Intensity (MMI*)Pop [100 km or MMI 9-7]Tsunami risk (max height)Delay (hh:mm)Source
1209835 1.38 09 May 2018 10:41 6.5M, 97km N/A 780 thousand 00:06 GEOFON
1209838 0.53 09 May 2018 10:41 6.2M, 111.93km 4.21 800 thousand 00:18 NEIC

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Afghanistan , Province of Badakhshan (population 666,668) . The nearest places are Andaj, Yastew, Dasht, Vogde, Sar-e Sang, Darmadar, Madrasan, Sar Jangal, Ghazalew, Chuk Sang, and Ashnam.

Radius Population
100 km 800000 people
75 km 440000 people
50 km 190000 people
20 km 10000 people
10 km 1500 people
5 km <1000 people
2 km <1000 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Badakhshan Afghanistan 660000 people
Dushanbe Tajikistan -

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Andaj Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 6 km
Yastew Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 9 km
Dasht Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 12 km
Vogde Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village6 - 16 km
Sar-e Sang Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 20 km
Darmadar Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 24 km
Madrasan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village5 - 25 km
Sar Jangal Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 26 km
Ghazalew Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 29 km
Chuk Sang Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 29 km
Aqshira Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 30 km
Akinjan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 31 km
Kheadzh Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village6 - 31 km
Tibinak Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 34 km
Bashanabad Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 34 km
Eshkashem Badakhshan Afghanistan Village5 11000 people 35 km
Khushnak Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 38 km
Tergeran Badakhshan Afghanistan Village5 - 39 km
Darmarakh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 39 km
Rud Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 40 km
Bazgir Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 40 km
Ardar Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 40 km
Badom-Dara Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village6 - 41 km
Fotur Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 41 km
Pular Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 43 km
Arakhat Badakhshan Afghanistan Village5 - 43 km
Baharak Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 43 km
Askan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 45 km
Sarask Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 46 km
Arkhaw Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 46 km
Ucdrag Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
Robat-e Chehel Tan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
Kazdeh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
'Ali Moghul Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
Kha Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 47 km
Kitep Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 49 km
Gol Khaneh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 49 km
Baradzh Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village6 - 49 km
Medynved Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village6 - 50 km
Shahr-e Jorm Badakhshan Afghanistan Village5 - 50 km
Parshed Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village6 - 51 km
Fric Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 51 km
Arjangan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 51 km
Pa'in Sahr Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 53 km
Garjiwan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 53 km
Vark Badakhshan Afghanistan Village5 - 54 km
Arwal Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 54 km
Such Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 54 km
Ziak Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 55 km
Keda Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 55 km
Darrah-ye Peshkan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 55 km
Dar Khan-e Khash Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 55 km
Darrah-i-Khas Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 56 km
Shahran Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 57 km
Farghamiru Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 57 km
Khorog Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village4 - 57 km
Chala Darreh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village5 - 58 km
Darawan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 59 km
Aylaq-i-Cayson Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 59 km
Langar Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 59 km
Arganj Khwa Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 60 km
Qal'a-i-Mirza Sah Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 60 km
Dasht-e Robat Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 60 km
Som Darreh Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 61 km
Digargand Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 61 km
Askan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 61 km
Kala Bar Panja Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 63 km
Deh Gol Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 64 km
Aylaq-i-Situn Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 64 km
Chaharmaghzestan Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 64 km
Khetef Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 65 km
Seydzh Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village5 - 65 km
Dahan-e Spin Gav Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 66 km
Dasht-e Ashnam Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 66 km
Mergan Darrah Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 66 km
Eskatul Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 66 km
Sar Ab Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 67 km
Dew Darrah Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 67 km
Shitharv Kuhistoni Badakhshon Tajikistan Village6 - 67 km
Ashnam Badakhshan Afghanistan Village6 - 69 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Ishkashim 30480 0 35 km
Khorog Afld 2074 0 58 km
Faizabad FBD 1180 Civ. Unpaved No 6500 77 km

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