Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 58 km south of Kurgan-Tyube, Viloyati Khatlon, Tajikistan, on Monday, 1 September 2008 at 04:24 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 2 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 1.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.328°N / 68.928°E (Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) NE of Qarāwul (Imam Sahib, Afghanistan) (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NW of Panj (pop: 8,020) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SE of Kolkhozobod (Rumi) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SE of Moskovskiy (Rumi) (pop: 22,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) S of Vakhsh (Nohijai Vaxş) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) WSW of Farkhor (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Kurgan-Tyube (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Chubek (Hamadoni) (pop: 19,600) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SW of Kŭlob (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.4||1.6 km||Tajikistan (Afghanistan)||USGS|
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