Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 13 km southeast of Khulm, Balkh, Afghanistan, on Friday, 19 March 1976 at 13:03 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.607°N / 67.785°E (Khulm, Balkh, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SE of Khulm (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) E of Balkh (pop: 114,900) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Termez (Surxondaryo, Uzbekistan) (pop: 140,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) NW of Pul-e Khumrī (Baghlan) (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) W of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) SSW of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) NNW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||33 km||central Afghanistan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Mar 1976 12:33 UTC| M 4.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|15 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details