Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Chahar Dara, 37 km west of Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Thursday, 8 February 1973 at 02:28 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.705°N / 68.442°E (Chahar Dara, Kunduz, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) W of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) W of Khanabad (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Qarāwul (Imam Sahib) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) E of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNW of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NNW of Pul-e Khumrī (Baghlan) (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) W of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) S of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NNW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||33 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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