Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Jurm, 76 km southeast of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Friday, 21 December 1990 at 17:34 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 170 km depth
Date & time: 21 Dec 1990 17:34:19 UTC
Depth: 170.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.543°N / 71.048°E (Jurm, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
242 km (150 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (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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|M 5.0||170 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 22 Jan 1991 21:38 UTC| M 3.6 |170.7 km (106.1 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details