Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Zebak, 88 km southeast of Fayzabad, Faīẕābād, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 30 October 1991 at 16:01 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 173 km depth
Date & time: 30 Oct 1991 16:01:38 UTC
Depth: 173.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.623°N / 71.358°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) WSW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) ESE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SE of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Khandūd (pop: 5,520) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) E of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) E of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) NNE of Jalalabad (Nangarhar) (pop: 200,300) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 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||173 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 23 Nov 1991 16:51 UTC| M 3.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 02 Nov 1991 13:55 UTC| M 4.8 |115.3 km (71.6 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details