Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 6.3 km northeast of Farkhor, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Saturday, 5 October 1957 at 22:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 50 km depth
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.538°N / 69.446°E (Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NE of Farkhor (Khatlon) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) SSW of Hulbuk (Khatlon) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) ESE of Vakhsh (Nohijai Vaxş, Khatlon) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Danghara (Khatlon) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) ESE of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) E of Kolkhozobod (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) E of Moskovskiy (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> 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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