Latest earthquakes near Balkh, Afghanistan today

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List of latest earthquakes near Balkh.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 18, 2024 10:45PM
(Kabul)
M 4.9 238 km NE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jul 18, 2024 10:44PM
(Kabul)
M 4.9 293 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jul 7, 2024 09:41AM
(Kabul)
M 4.3 286 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 27, 2024 01:27PM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 299 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 27, 2024 01:28AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 241 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 26, 2024 02:37PM
(Kabul)
M 4.5 295 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 23, 2024 07:01PM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 284 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 11, 2024 08:43AM
(Kabul)
M 4.3 171 km NNE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 10, 2024 07:44AM
(Kabul)
M 4.5 163 km NE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 9, 2024 09:27AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 231 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 5, 2024 03:20AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 166 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 5, 2024 02:38AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 298 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
May 29, 2024 08:21PM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 287 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
May 21, 2024 01:04AM
(Kabul)
M 4.5 293 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
May 6, 2024 05:36PM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 285 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
May 3, 2024 08:20AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 288 km ESE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
May 1, 2024 03:03PM
(Kabul)
M 4.4 259 km SE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Apr 23, 2024 06:00AM
(Kabul)
M 4.2 147 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Apr 14, 2024 10:28AM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 285 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Apr 12, 2024 05:09AM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 256 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Apr 12, 2024 12:18AM
(Kabul)
M 4.1 290 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Apr 8, 2024 06:16AM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 217 km ENE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Mar 28, 2024 03:25PM
(Kabul)
M 5.0 366 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Mar 27, 2024 04:09PM
(Kabul)
M 4.4 70 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Mar 24, 2024 12:24AM
(Kabul)
M 4.0 206 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Balkh

Balkh Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
54 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 4.9
Jul 18, 2024 22:45

Average

A total of 549 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Balkh, Afghanistan in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 54 earthquakes per year, or 4 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Balkh roughly every 6 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Balkh in 2015. A total of 80 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Balkh that year. The strongest had a 7.5 magnitude.

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

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Balkh in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Balkh 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 Balkh (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 531 96.72%
Mag. 5 16 2.91%
Mag. 6 1 0.18%
Mag. 7 1 0.18%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Balkh

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.5
On Oct 26, 2015 13:39.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Jul 8, 1909 01:37.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Balkh occurred on Oct 26, 2015 13:39 local time (Asia/Kabul timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.5 and struck 291 kilometers (181 mi) east of Mazār-e Sharīf, at a depth of 231 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Balkh in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Jul 8, 1909 01:37, 293 kilometers (182 mi) east of Mazār-e Sharīf. It is the strongest earthquake near Balkh 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 Balkh, 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 Balkh.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Balkh.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Oct 26, 2015 01:39PM
(Kabul)
M 7.5 291 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Dec 20, 2019 04:09PM
(Kabul)
M 6.1 299 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Aug 8, 2019 05:15AM
(Kabul)
M 5.8 264 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Nov 22, 2014 06:15PM
(Kabul)
M 5.4 52 km WSW
from Mazār-e Sharīf
May 12, 2022 02:57PM
(Kabul)
M 5.3 151 km N
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jan 27, 2016 03:49AM
(Kabul)
M 5.2 246 km E
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jan 9, 2017 10:29AM
(Kabul)
M 5.2 109 km ENE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Mar 2, 2022 02:28PM
(Kabul)
M 5.2 273 km ESE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Aug 15, 2021 03:11PM
(Kabul)
M 5.2 282 km ENE
from Mazār-e Sharīf
Jun 25, 2021 03:34AM
(Kabul)
M 5.1 264 km SE
from Mazār-e Sharīf

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Balkh

Earthquakes by city in Balkh

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Balkh, Afghanistan.

Use this regional Balkh earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Khulm.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When was the last earthquake in Balkh, Afghanistan?

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake hit near Balkh on the evening of July 18, 2024 at 22:45 local time (Asia/Kabul). The center of this earthquake was located 238km north-east of Mazār-e Sharīf at a depth of 10km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Balkh, Afghanistan in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Balkh, Afghanistan?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Balkh on the night of July 8, 1909 at 01:37 local time (Asia/Kabul). The center of this earthquake was located 293km east of Mazār-e Sharīf at a depth of 200km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Balkh since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Balkh, Afghanistan?

In the past 10 years, 549 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Balkh. This averages to 55 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 7 days.