Earthquakes in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.

Since 1950 more than 380 people have been killed by direct consequences of earthquakes.

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Most recent events

This list includes the strongest earthquakes recorded in or around Tajikistan by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the past 14 days. Whether an event is listed here depends largely on its magnitude, but also on its distance from inhabited areas. All data refer to the local time. This page is updated daily at 11am UTC.

  • May 5, 9:59 pm
    Magnitude 4.3: 41 km southwest of Ashk?sham, Afghanistan at a depth of 140.42 km.
  • May 5, 5:05 am
    Magnitude 5.0: 16 km east of Khorugh at a depth of 108.73 km.
  • May 15, 12:48 am
    Magnitude 4.5: 89 km northeast of Kashgar, China at a depth of 10 km.
  • May 12, 3:27 pm
    Magnitude 5.4: 26 km west-southwest of Boysun, Uzbekistan at a depth of 10 km.

Earthquakes in Tajikistan since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Tajikistan happened on 12/07/2015 in the region Tajikistan with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 35 km resulted in 2 deaths.
DateRegionDepthMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
07/10/2021Rasht; Tojikobod16 km5.85
02/12/2021Haripur; Tajikistan91 km5.91
05/03/2017Osh, Batken38 km6.00
07/01/2016Rasht15 km5.00
12/07/2015Tajikistan35 km7.22
11/10/2013Vahdat36 km5.20
05/12/2012Tajikistan43 km5.71
01/02/2010Tajikistan12 km5.10
07/21/2007Rasht, Asht13 km5.212
08/18/2006Dushanbe (Stalinabad)49 km4.70
07/29/2006Panj-Qumsangir51 km5.63
04/12/2002Do Abi-Nahrin23 km5.950
02/03/2002Roghun27 km4.90
01/09/2002Roghun57 km5.33
03/25/1990Pamir Mountains18 km6.30
01/22/1989Sharora, Gissar7 km5.3274
09/25/1988Roshtkala, Khorog14 km5.00
10/13/1985Kaptolyuk, Kayrakkum, Gafurov51 km5.929
10/26/1984Dzhirgatal, Garm21 km6.10
02/26/1983Garm, Khazora49 km5.20
07/11/1980Shurab, Nefteabad26 km5.20
01/31/1977Tajikistan14 km5.90

These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.
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