Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 90 km northeast of Kŭlob, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Friday, November 17, 1978 at 12:59 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 26 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.516°N / 70.469°E↗ (Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan)
Antipode: 38.516°S / 109.531°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) S of Rasht (Republican Subordination) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) NE of Leningrad (Muminobod, Khatlon) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ESE of Roghun (Nurobod, Republican Subordination) (pop: 7,730) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SSE of Novobod (Rasht, Republican Subordination) (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) ESE of Obigarm (Roghun, Republican Subordination) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NE of Sovet (Temurmalik, Khatlon) (pop: 8,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) E of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ENE of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (130 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> 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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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 30 Dec 1978 05:06 UTC| M 4.9 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|16 km (10 mi) distance| USGS | Details