Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 171 km southwest of Semey, East Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, 23 November 1988 at 03:57 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 0 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.818°N / 78.071°E (Kazakhstan)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (68 mi) SSW of Maldar (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) WSW of Semey (pop: 292,800) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (161 mi) WNW of Georgīevka (Zharma District) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) SSE of Aqsū (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) NW of Ayagoz (Ayagöz awdanı) (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SSE of Pavlodar (pop: 329,000) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) SE of Ekibastuz (pop: 121,500) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) W of Ust-Kamenogorsk (pop: 319,100) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) E of Karaganda (pop: 451,800) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) ESE of Nur-Sultan (pop: 345,600) --> 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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