Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 4.7 km northwest of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Thursday, 6 April 1950 at 02:43 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.972°N / 58.338°E (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) WNW of Achgabat (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SE of Abadan (Ahal) (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Änew (Ahal) (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Annau (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NNE of Shīrvān (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ESE of Baharly (Bäherden, Ahal) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) N of Qūchān (Razavi Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ENE of Bojnourd (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 192,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) WNW of Kaka (Ahal) (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) SSW of Daşoguz (pop: 166,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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