Today's M7.5 Afghanistan Earthquake, October 26, 2015

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The earthquake that struck Afghanistan today occurred in region of very high probability that has been present for well over a year.  A screenshot from the hazard viewer is below showing the main shock as a red teardrop.  The forecast was computed at 8:03 pm (Pacific Time) on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  The earthquake occurred about 6 hours later, at Monday October 26, 2015 at 02:09:32 Pacific Time. Information about the earthquake can be found here.

I also wrote a blog about the high risk in that region on June 9, 2014.  The contours look different then because Google Maps has changed the way they handle KML contours.