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Seismotectonic Map of Afghanistan
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2005_1264_1.0

Abstract: A seismotectonic map shows geologic, seismological, and other information that
is pertinent to seismic hazards but previously was scattered among many
sources. Afghanistan is part of the Eurasian plate. Afghan seismicity is driven
by the relative northward movements of the Arabian plate past western
Afghanistan at 33 mm/yr and of the Indian plate past eastern Afghanistan at 39
mm/yr or faster as ... View entire text
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Description: Report on the Seismotectonic Map of Afghanistan.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 39.11   S: 28.66   E: 75.65   W: 59.9

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Russell L. Wheeler, Charles G. Bufe, Margo L. Johnson, and Richard L. Dart
Dataset Title: Seismotectonic Map of Afghanistan
Dataset Series Name: USGS Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2005-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: online files
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-202-4200
Phone: 303-202-4210
Fax: 303-202-4188
Email: infoservices at
Contact Address:
USGS Information Services
Open-File Services Section
Box 25286
Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Fees: No fees
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Fax: 301-614-5268
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-02