Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Shuhadā, 42 km east of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 26 January 1991 at 08:14 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 55 km depth
Date & time: 26 Jan 1991 08:14:07 UTC
Depth: 55.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.066°N / 71.045°E (Shuhadā, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) NE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) E of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) E of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (87 mi) ENE of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) SE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> 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||55 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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