Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 37 km southwest of Kolkhozobod, Rumi, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Thursday, 18 April 1991 at 09:18 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.457°N / 68.273°E (Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) ESE of Boshchorbogh (Khatlon) (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SW of Gharavŭti (Jilikul, Khatlon) (pop: 8,470) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NNE of Shahritus (Khatlon) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Moskovskiy (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Kolkhozobod (Rumi, Khatlon) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Vakhsh (Nohijai Vaxş, Khatlon) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SW of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) W of Farkhor (Khatlon) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) SSW of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (89 mi) WSW of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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