Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 9 km west of Norak, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Saturday, 22 September 1956 at 15:54 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.405°N / 69.221°E (Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) W of Norak (Khatlon) (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Yovon (Yavan, Khatlon) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SE of Vahdat (Republican Subordination) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NNW of Danghara (Khatlon) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) E of Boshkengash (Nohijai Rūdakī, Dushanbe) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) ESE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NW of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNW of Hulbuk (Khatlon) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) S of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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