Major magnitude. 7.5 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 4 March 1949 at 10:19 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.5 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 4 March 1949 at 10:19 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 229 km depth

Date & time: 4 Mar 1949 10:19:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 228.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.563°N / 70.698°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Jurm (pop: 12,100)
62 km (39 mi) S of Fayzabad (pop: 44,400)
75 km (47 mi) E of Farkhār (Farkhar) (pop: 10,500)
76 km (47 mi) W of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100)
99 km (62 mi) SE of Rustāq (Rustaq) (pop: 25,600)
106 km (66 mi) E of Taloqan (pop: 64,300)
265 km (165 mi) NNE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
321 km (199 mi) E of Mazari Sharif (pop: 303,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1016 joules (3117 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.7 x 106 tons of TNT or 167.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.5229 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.5 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 4 March 10:19 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 21 Nov 1950 20:54 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    226 km (141 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 1950 21:34 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    242 km (151 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 1950 22:01 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    234 km (145 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Major magnitude. 7.5 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Friday, 4 March 1949 at 10:19 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 04 Apr 1905 00:49
    | 7.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    116 years ago
    |
    708km / 440mi
    | Himachal Pradesh, India
  • 15 Nov 1921 20:36
    | 7.8 |
    240km / 149mi
    |
    99 years ago
    |
    40km / 25mi
    | Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
  • 03 Jan 1911 23:25
    | 7.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    110 years ago
    |
    980km / 609mi
    | Eastern Kazakhstan
  • 07 Jul 1909 21:37
    | 7.7 |
    200km / 124mi
    |
    111 years ago
    |
    137km / 85mi
    | Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan
  • 22 Aug 1902 03:00
    | 7.7 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    670km / 416mi
    | Kyrgyzstan-Xinjiang Border Region (China)
  • 02 Nov 1946 18:28
    | 7.5 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    74 years ago
    |
    586km / 364mi
    | Kyrgyzstan
  • 30 May 1935 21:32
    | 7.5 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    86 years ago
    |
    935km / 581mi
    | Pakistan
  • 21 Oct 1907 04:23
    | 7.4 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    113 years ago
    |
    291km / 181mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 18 Feb 1911 18:41
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    110 years ago
    |
    260km / 162mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 27 Aug 1931 15:27
    | 7.2 |
    10km / 6.2mi
    |
    89 years ago
    |
    815km / 507mi
    | Pakistan
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