Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 63 km north of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on Tuesday, 9 May 1950 at 11:16 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.519°N / 58.439°E (Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) NNE of Abadan (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) N of Achgabat (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Annau (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) E of Baharly (Bäherden) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) NNE of Shīrvān (Iran) (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NW of Kaka (pop: 18,500) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) NW of Tejen (pop: 67,300) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) WNW of Mary (pop: 114,700) --> See nearby quakes!
369 km (229 mi) ESE of Balkanabat (pop: 87,800) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (279 mi) W of Turkmenabat (pop: 234,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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