Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Khwājah Bahāwuddīn, 39 km northwest of Rustāq, Rustaq, Takhar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 20 February 1988 at 01:51 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.397°N / 69.545°E (Khwājah Bahāwuddīn, Takhar, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SE of Farkhor (Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSW of Chubek (Hamadoni, Khatlon, Tajikistan) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) N of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NW of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) N of Taloqan (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) NNE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ENE of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) N of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> 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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|5.0||33 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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