Latest earthquakes near Afghanistan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Afghanistan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
May 24, 2024 10:35AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 79 km E
from Fayzabad
May 22, 2024 11:33PM
(Kabul)
M 4.3 241 km ENE
from Fayzabad
May 22, 2024 05:49PM
(Kabul)
M 4.6 91 km SSE
from Fayzabad
May 21, 2024 08:56AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 84 km E
from Fayzabad
May 21, 2024 03:16AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 105 km E
from Fayzabad
May 21, 2024 01:04AM
(Kabul)
M 4.5 79 km ESE
from Taloqan
May 20, 2024 04:49AM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 280 km ENE
from Asadābād
May 15, 2024 11:33PM
(Kabul)
M 4.5 202 km N
from Fayzabad
May 15, 2024 04:22PM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 73 km SE
from Fayzabad
May 15, 2024 07:26AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 86 km SE
from Fayzabad
May 14, 2024 03:08PM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 67 km SE
from Fayzabad
May 11, 2024 08:57PM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 123 km ENE
from Fayzabad
May 8, 2024 09:21AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 100 km SE
from Fayzabad
May 6, 2024 05:36PM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 71 km ESE
from Taloqan
May 3, 2024 10:23AM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 75 km SSE
from Fayzabad
May 3, 2024 08:20AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 91 km SE
from Taloqan
May 1, 2024 03:03PM
(Kabul)
M 4.4 73 km N
from Kabul
May 1, 2024 06:07AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 275 km NNE
from Fayzabad
Apr 29, 2024 05:43AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 196 km ENE
from Fayzabad
Apr 28, 2024 10:53AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 186 km NE
from Fayzabad
Apr 27, 2024 02:15AM
(Kabul)
M 3.3 269 km NNE
from Fayzabad
Apr 23, 2024 06:00AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 20 km SSW
from Kunduz
Apr 21, 2024 06:12PM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 145 km ENE
from Fayzabad
Apr 20, 2024 09:02AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 99 km SE
from Fayzabad
Apr 17, 2024 12:44PM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 67 km SSE
from Fayzabad

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Afghanistan

Recent Afghanistan Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Afghanistan. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Afghanistan Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
304 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.2
May 24, 2024 10:35

Average

A total of 3048 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Afghanistan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 304 earthquakes per year, or 25 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Afghanistan roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Afghanistan in 2023. A total of 415 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Afghanistan that year. The strongest had a 6.9 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Afghanistan with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Afghanistan in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Afghanistan during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Afghanistan (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 2881 94.52%
Mag. 5 150 4.92%
Mag. 6 16 0.52%
Mag. 7 1 0.03%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Afghanistan

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Oct 26, 2015 13:39.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Nov 16, 1921 00:36.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Afghanistan occurred on Oct 26, 2015 13:39 local time (Asia/Kabul timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 78 kilometers (48 mi) east-southeast of Taloqan, at a depth of 231 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Afghanistan in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.8 earthquake struck on Nov 16, 1921 00:36, 98 kilometers (61 mi) east-southeast of Fayzabad. It is the strongest earthquake near Afghanistan in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Afghanistan in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Afghanistan.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Afghanistan.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Oct 26, 2015 01:39PM
(Kabul)
M 7.5 78 km ESE
from Taloqan
Feb 23, 2023 05:07AM
(Kabul)
M 6.9 256 km ENE
from Fayzabad
Apr 10, 2016 02:58PM
(Kabul)
M 6.6 87 km SE
from Fayzabad
Mar 21, 2023 09:17PM
(Kabul)
M 6.5 74 km SSE
from Fayzabad
Jan 11, 2024 01:50PM
(Kabul)
M 6.4 69 km S
from Fayzabad
Oct 7, 2023 11:42AM
(Kabul)
M 6.3 36 km NW
from Herāt
Oct 7, 2023 11:11AM
(Kabul)
M 6.3 37 km NW
from Herāt
Dec 25, 2015 11:44PM
(Kabul)
M 6.3 85 km SE
from Fayzabad
Oct 11, 2023 05:11AM
(Kabul)
M 6.3 25 km NW
from Herāt
Oct 15, 2023 08:06AM
(Kabul)
M 6.3 34 km NNW
from Herāt

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Afghanistan

Earthquakes by region of Afghanistan

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Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Afghanistan.

When was the last earthquake in Afghanistan?

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Afghanistan on the morning of May 24, 2024 at 10:35 local time (Asia/Kabul). The center of this earthquake was located 79km east of Fayzabad at a depth of 108km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Afghanistan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Afghanistan?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Afghanistan on the night of November 16, 1921 at 00:36 local time (Asia/Kabul). The center of this earthquake was located 98km south of Fayzabad at a depth of 240km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Afghanistan since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Afghanistan?

In the past 10 years, 3048 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Afghanistan. This averages to 305 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 1 days.