According to reports, a strong earthquake registered by the USGS as Magnitude 6.1 has struck the Hindu Kush region, northern Afghanistan at 07:07 UTC on January 31, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 191.2 km (118.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 189 km (117 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located 3.2 km (2.0 miles) NE of Ghurayd Gharamē, 35.7 km (22.2 miles) S of Jurm

(population 12,106), 66.1 km (41.1 miles) WSW of Ashkāsham (population 12,120), 67.0 km (41.6 miles) SSE of Fayzabad (population 44 421), Afghanistan and 74.1 km (46.1 miles) WSW of Ishqoshim (population 26,000), Tajikistan. There are 1,020,000 people living within 100 km (62 miles) and 14 000 within 10 km (6.2 miles). 188,000 people are estimated to have felt light and 113 954 000 weak shaking. READ MORE