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20 Apr 2009 description
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On 16 April at 21:27 UTC (02:07 local time, 17 April), an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale, and 5.7 km depth, occurred in Nangarhar Province in the Eastern Region of Afghanistan. A second earthquake of 5.1 magnitude and 3.2 km depth occurred in the same area on 16 April at 23:42 UTC (04:22 local time, 17 April). The epicenter of both earthquakes was near Sherzad (est. pop. 60,300) and Hesarak (est. pop. 28,000) districts, which are located in the Hindu Kush mountain range.