Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Qal‘ah-ye Zāl, 55 km northwest of Kunduz, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 20 January 1999 at 22:09 (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: 37.061°N / 68.403°E (Qal‘ah-ye Zāl, Kunduz, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
38 km (23 mi) WSW of Qarāwul (Imam Sahib) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) WSW of Imām Şāḩib (pop: 9,660) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NW of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) NE of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WNW of Khanabad (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) NNE of Aībak (Samangan) (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) W of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) ENE of Mazari Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) S of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 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|
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