Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Nahri Shahi, 29 km northeast of Balkh, Afghanistan, on Sunday, 1 May 1994 at 12:00 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 19 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 18.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.901°N / 67.163°E (Nahri Shahi, Balkh, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) NNE of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NE of Balkh (pop: 114,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Qarchī Gak (pop: 8,940) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) WNW of Khulm (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) NW of Aībak (Samangan) (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) ESE of Qarqīn (Jowzjan) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) ENE of Shibirghān (Jowzjan) (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) NE of Sar-e Pul (Sar-e Pol) (pop: 52,100) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) SW of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) NW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||19 km||central Afghanistan||USGS|
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