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Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 47 km east of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Sunday, July 10, 1949 at 03:53 GMT

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 47 km east of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Sunday, July 10, 1949 at 03:53 GMT Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - 47 km east of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Sunday, July 10, 1949 at 03:53 GMT

Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: Jul 10, 1949 03:53:41 UTC
Magnitude: 7.5
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.174°N / 70.891°E (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Antipode: 39.174°S / 109.109°W
Nearby towns and cities:
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Rasht (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) W of Karakenja (pop: 2,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) ENE of Novobod (Rasht) (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) ENE of Roghun (Nurobod) (pop: 7,730) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SSE of Isfara (Sughd) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Konibodom (Sughd) (pop: 50,400) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) NE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) ENE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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!) | about seismic energy
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes)

Date and timeMag
May 12, 1951 22:07
71 years ago

15 km
Republican Subordination, 94 km SE of Isfara, Viloyati Sughd, TajikistanMore
Apr 14, 1951 04:10
71 years ago

15 km
17 km S of Karakenja, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Nov 21, 1950 20:54
72 years ago

15 km
Viloyati Khatlon, 46 km SE of Roghun, TajikistanMore
Nov 19, 1950 21:34
72 years ago

15 km
Gorno-Badakhshan, 272 km E of Duschanbe, Dushanbe, TajikistanMore
Nov 17, 1950 22:01
72 years ago

15 km
Viloyati Khatlon, 43 km S of Rasht, Republican Subordination, TajikistanMore
Jul 10, 1949 16:24
73 years ago

20 km
Republican Subordination, 215 km E of Duschanbe, Dushanbe, TajikistanMore
Jul 10, 1949 15:49
73 years ago

20 km
Republican Subordination, 225 km E of Duschanbe, Dushanbe, TajikistanMore

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