Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake - Ahal, 9.6 km north of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday, 5 October 1948 at 20:12 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.036°N / 58.388°E (Ahal, Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) N of Ashgabat (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) E of Abadan (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NW of Änew (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NW of Annau (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NNE of Shīrvān (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Baharly (Bäherden) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) N of Qūchān (Razavi Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) NE of Bojnourd (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 192,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) NW of Kaka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) SSW of Daşoguz (pop: 166,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.3||15 km||Turkmenistan||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake Ahal, 9.6 km north of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 5 October 1948 20:12 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 09 May 1950 11:16 UTC| M 6.1 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|54 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 63 km north of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday, 9 May 1950 at 11:16 (GMT)
- 06 Apr 1950 02:43 UTC| M 5.5 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details