Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 20 km northwest of Balkh, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, 17 April 2001 at 05:08 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.901°N / 66.766°E (Balkh District, Balkh, Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) S of Qarchī Gak (pop: 8,940) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NW of Balkh (pop: 114,900) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NW of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WNW of Khulm (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SE of Qarqīn (Jowzjan) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) ENE of Shibirghān (Jowzjan) (pop: 55,600) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) NE of Sar-e Pul (Sar-e Pol) (pop: 52,100) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WNW of Aībak (Samangan) (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SW of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) NW of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||33 km||central Afghanistan||USGS|
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