Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Sunday, 20 April 1941 at 17:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 21 km northeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Sunday, 20 April 1941 at 17:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 20 Apr 1941 17:38:30 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.186°N / 70.511°E (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) NNE of Rasht (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ENE of Novobod (Rasht) (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NE of Roghun (Nurobod) (pop: 7,730) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NE of Obigarm (Roghun) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) S of Isfara (Sughd) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) S of Konibodom (Sughd) (pop: 50,400) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (84 mi) SSE of Buston (Sughd) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) ENE of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (103 mi) ENE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.520 kmTajikistanUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Sunday, 20 April 1941 at 17:38 (GMT)
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Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 21 km northeast of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Sunday, 20 April 1941 at 17:38 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 21 Oct 1907 04:23
    | 7.4 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    113 years ago
    |
    6km / 4mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 18 Feb 1911 18:41
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    110 years ago
    |
    207km / 128mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 31 Aug 1934 14:57
    | 6.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    86 years ago
    |
    46km / 28mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 28 Dec 1923 22:24
    | 6.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    97 years ago
    |
    133km / 83mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 01 Dec 1918 02:35
    | 6.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    102 years ago
    |
    215km / 134mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 08 Oct 1935 09:19
    | 6.3 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    85 years ago
    |
    24km / 15mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 16 Sep 1924 02:36
    | 6.2 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    96 years ago
    |
    14km / 9mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 22 Jul 1934 19:56
    | 5.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    87 years ago
    |
    232km / 144mi
    | Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan

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