Information message about a strong earthquake on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan on May 9, 2018.

A strong earthquake with M = 6.7 occurred on May 9, 2018 at 10:41 GMT (13:41 Moscow time) on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border.

Parameters of the earthquake have been determined in the Alert Service (AS) of Information Processing Center (IPC) of Geophysical Survey of RAS in Obninsk with station data obtained from digital and analog seismic stations of Russia, countries of CIS and from abroad. Alert message on this earthquake has been delivered in 10 min after registration to the Ministry of Emergency of the Russian Federation (EMERCOM).

Preliminary processing has been done with data from 16 stations, accurate processing - with data from 59.

The red marker on the map indicates the epicenter of the earthquake, its focus was located on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, at a depth of 110 km, 81 km E-SE of Faizabad, Afghanistan, 179 km SE of Kulob, Tajikistan and 288 km SE of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
Time in origin (GMT) Latitude, degree Longitude, degree Depth, km Stations number Ms/N mb/N I0 (calculated) GAP Center
1 10:41:43.1 37.05 71.49 110.0 59 6.7/32 5.5-6 59 GS RAS(Verified)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
2 10:41:44.8 37.11 71.47 100.0 16 6.7/12 6-6.5 GS RAS(Preliminary)
Federal research center, Geophysical survey of Russian Academy of Sciences
3 10:41:44.3 36.98 71.43 108.8 234 Mw 6.2 18 CSEM
European - Mediterranean seismological center
4 10:41:45.7 36.99 71.37 111.9 158 Mw 6.2 19 NEIC
National Earthquakes Information Center of US Geological Service
5 10:41:50.0 37.43 71.46 30.0 6.8 LTD "SEME"
LTD "Seismological Experience Methodology Expedition" of JSC "National center for seismological observations and research»