Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 45 km southeast of Kurgan-Tyube, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Thursday, 17 February 1977 at 19:00 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 59 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 59.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.535°N / 69.115°E (Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) W of Farkhor (Khatlon) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of Vakhsh (Nohijai Vaxş, Khatlon) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) E of Kolkhozobod (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SE of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Moskovskiy (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) WSW of Hulbuk (Khatlon) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SSW of Danghara (Khatlon) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SW of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) SSE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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