Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 54 km north of Baghlan, Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 4 December 1996 at 06:06 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.609°N / 68.601°E (Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) W of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) N of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) N of Pul-e Khumrī (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NW of Nahrin (Nahrain) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) E of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Taloqan (Takhar) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) S of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) NNW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> 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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|5.0||33 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 Dec 1996 04:21 UTC| M 3.7 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Dec 1996 07:39 UTC| M 4.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details