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Major magnitude 8.6 earthquake - Anjaw, 59 km northeast of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, India, on Tuesday, August 15, 1950 at 14:09 GMT

Major magnitude 8.6 earthquake - Anjaw, 59 km northeast of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, India, on Tuesday, August 15, 1950 at 14:09 GMT Major magnitude 8.6 earthquake - Anjaw, 59 km northeast of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, India, on Tuesday, August 15, 1950 at 14:09 GMT

Major magnitude 8.6 earthquake at 15 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 15, 1950 14:09:34 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude8.6
Depth15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude28.363°N / 96.445°E (Anjaw, Arunachal Pradesh, India)
Antipode28.363°S / 83.555°W
Shaking intensitySevere shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities34 km (21 mi) NNW of Hayuliang (pop: 1,830) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) NNE of Tezu (Lohit) (pop: 14,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) ENE of Pasighat (pop: 25,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) NE of Sookerating (Tinsukia, Assam) (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (90 mi) NE of Tinsukia (Assam) (pop: 89,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
163 km (101 mi) E of Along (pop: 18,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
180 km (112 mi) NE of Dibrugarh (Assam) (pop: 122,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
313 km (195 mi) ENE of Itanagar (pop: 45,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
467 km (290 mi) NNE of Imphal (Manipur) (pop: 223,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
535 km (332 mi) NE of Silchar (Assam) (pop: 152,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1017 joules (1.4 x 105 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 108 tons of TNT or 7486.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
8.615 km1950 Assam-Tibet Earthquake (India)USGS
Note: for quakes of 2012 and earlier, our database often contains only records from USGS.

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (95 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 3, 1953 23:57
70 years ago
5.6

35 km
43 km SW of Miyang, Yunnan, ChinaMore
Apr 23, 1953 03:53
70 years ago
6.0

10 km
31 km W of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Apr 23, 1953 03:50
70 years ago
5.8

10 km
84 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 8, 1952 15:09
70 years ago
6.2

15 km
97 km NW of Jinghong, Yunnan, ChinaMore
Nov 19, 1952 10:23
70 years ago
5.8

15 km
235 km W of Shigatse, Tibet, ChinaMore
Oct 31, 1952 23:51
70 years ago
6.2

15 km
382 km S of Xining, Qinghai, ChinaMore
Oct 7, 1952 18:02
70 years ago
5.8

15 km
282 km NW of Shigatse, Tibet, ChinaMore
Oct 5, 1952 22:04
70 years ago
6.1

15 km
Qinghai, 505 km SW of Laojunmiao, Gansu, ChinaMore
Oct 1, 1952 13:21
70 years ago
5.7

15 km
862 km W of Xining, Qinghai, ChinaMore
Sep 30, 1952 12:52
70 years ago
6.6

10 km
59 km N of Xichang, Liangshan Yizu Zizhizhou, Sichuan, ChinaMore
Sep 15, 1952 17:59
70 years ago
5.5

15 km
110 km NE of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Sep 14, 1952 09:34
70 years ago
6.0

15 km
320 km N of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 25, 1952 01:44
70 years ago
5.6

15 km
Kurung Kumey, 61 km N of Ziro, Lower Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 17, 1952 16:02
71 years ago
7.4

25 km
121 km NE of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jun 25, 1952 23:19
71 years ago
6.1

10 km
30 km SE of Kandin, Garzê, Sichuan, ChinaMore
Jun 19, 1952 12:12
71 years ago
6.7

10 km
116 km NW of Jinghong, Yunnan, ChinaMore
Jun 15, 1952 15:16
71 years ago
5.9

15 km
109 km W of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jun 2, 1952 10:33
71 years ago
5.8

15 km
102 km NE of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jun 2, 1952 10:08
71 years ago
5.8

15 km
76 km SW of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, ChinaMore
May 26, 1952 02:46
71 years ago
6.0

20 km
18 km SE of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Apr 30, 1952 01:49
71 years ago
5.5

35 km
13 km S of Mon, Nagaland, IndiaMore
Mar 14, 1952 18:19
71 years ago
5.6

15 km
114 km NE of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Mar 6, 1952 09:11
71 years ago
5.5

15 km
10.4 km SE of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
Feb 16, 1952 21:44
71 years ago
5.5

15 km
224 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Feb 3, 1952 01:16
71 years ago
5.5

15 km
448 km NW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 26, 1951 10:07
71 years ago
6.3

15 km
143 km N of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 21, 1951 08:37
71 years ago
6.4

28 km
38 km SW of Lijiang, Yunnan, ChinaMore
Dec 7, 1951 20:52
71 years ago
5.7

15 km
113 km N of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 3, 1951 06:57
71 years ago
5.5

15 km
73 km NE of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 1951 18:41
71 years ago
5.6

15 km
98 km N of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 1951 12:07
71 years ago
6.0

15 km
64 km NE of Dêqên, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 18, 1951 09:35
71 years ago
7.7

30 km
89 km SW of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, ChinaMore
Nov 17, 1951 04:46
71 years ago
6.1

15 km
83 km SW of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 28, 1951 02:59
71 years ago
5.5

15 km
150 km W of Dali, Yunnan, ChinaMore
Aug 1, 1951 13:37
72 years ago
5.5

15 km
183 km W of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Jul 21, 1951 01:32
72 years ago
5.8

25 km
286 km S of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
May 28, 1951 15:59
72 years ago
6.0

15 km
217 km W of Shigatse, Tibet, ChinaMore
Apr 22, 1951 03:37
72 years ago
6.0

25 km
Upper Siang, 40 km NE of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Apr 14, 1951 23:40
72 years ago
6.4

15 km
Upper Subansiri, 57 km SW of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Apr 7, 1951 20:29
72 years ago
5.8

15 km
26 km S of Goālpāra, Goalpara, Assam, IndiaMore
Apr 6, 1951 23:53
72 years ago
5.7

15 km
49 km SE of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Mar 17, 1951 04:27
72 years ago
6.2

15 km
36 km SE of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Mar 16, 1951 13:56
72 years ago
5.8

15 km
63 km SE of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Mar 12, 1951 14:52
72 years ago
6.0

25 km
2.6 km W of Bāsār, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Mar 6, 1951 18:58
72 years ago
5.7

15 km
Dibang Valley, 67 km N of Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Dec 29, 1950 22:35
72 years ago
5.9

15 km
9.2 km S of Āmbāsa, Dhalai, Tripura, IndiaMore
Dec 29, 1950 11:56
72 years ago
6.1

15 km
454 km NW of Lhassa, Tibet, ChinaMore
Dec 3, 1950 06:26
72 years ago
6.1

25 km
Dibang Valley, 85 km NE of Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Nov 16, 1950 09:08
72 years ago
5.7

15 km
Mohnyin District, 50 km W of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 12, 1950 21:30
72 years ago
5.5

25 km
12 km NW of Moranhat, Dibrugarh, Assam, IndiaMore
Nov 2, 1950 20:17
72 years ago
5.6

15 km
89 km S of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Oct 30, 1950 23:14
72 years ago
5.7

15 km
Qinghai, 259 km NW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Oct 30, 1950 09:04
72 years ago
5.7

25 km
99 km NW of Myitkyina, Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Oct 29, 1950 06:02
72 years ago
6.0

25 km
7.8 km S of Tinsukia, Assam, IndiaMore
Oct 16, 1950 15:42
72 years ago
5.5

25 km
21 km NE of Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Oct 8, 1950 04:50
72 years ago
6.3

25 km
3.5 km NE of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Oct 3, 1950 23:01
72 years ago
6.0

25 km
Putao District, 198 km N of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)More
Sep 30, 1950 07:29
72 years ago
6.3

20 km
Upper Siang, 38 km N of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Sep 17, 1950 15:56
72 years ago
5.6

15 km
209 km NE of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, ChinaMore
Sep 13, 1950 11:07
72 years ago
6.2

25 km
26 km NE of Dibrugarh, Assam, IndiaMore
Sep 13, 1950 00:03
72 years ago
6.0

15 km
5.9 km SW of Gejiu, Yunnan, ChinaMore
Sep 11, 1950 09:39
72 years ago
5.8

25 km
23 km NW of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Sep 4, 1950 08:12
72 years ago
5.7

25 km
164 km S of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Sep 2, 1950 16:14
72 years ago
5.9

25 km
158 km S of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Sep 1, 1950 23:44
72 years ago
5.5

25 km
254 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Sep 1, 1950 07:12
72 years ago
5.7

25 km
241 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 31, 1950 19:52
72 years ago
5.7

25 km
Upper Siang, 60 km N of Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 27, 1950 11:00
72 years ago
5.5

25 km
Tibet, China, 76 km N of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 26, 1950 06:33
72 years ago
6.2

25 km
7 km NE of Moranhat, Dibrugarh, Assam, IndiaMore
Aug 24, 1950 01:27
73 years ago
5.6

25 km
Anjaw, 65 km NE of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 23, 1950 18:47
73 years ago
5.9

25 km
Anjaw, 74 km NE of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 23, 1950 15:34
73 years ago
5.7

25 km
Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh, 136 km E of Margherita, Tinsukia, Assam, IndiaMore
Aug 23, 1950 03:09
73 years ago
6.0

25 km
298 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 22, 1950 13:22
73 years ago
6.1

25 km
Putao District, 180 km N of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)More
Aug 22, 1950 06:43
73 years ago
5.9

25 km
Upper Siang, 53 km N of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 22, 1950 02:22
73 years ago
6.0

25 km
208 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 21, 1950 08:29
73 years ago
6.0

15 km
182 km N of Nagqu Prefecture, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 21, 1950 05:51
73 years ago
5.7

25 km
Putao District, 202 km N of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)More
Aug 20, 1950 09:03
73 years ago
5.8

25 km
274 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 18, 1950 16:58
73 years ago
6.1

25 km
168 km S of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 18, 1950 01:07
73 years ago
6.4

20 km
251 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 17, 1950 05:29
73 years ago
5.7

25 km
285 km SW of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 17, 1950 01:54
73 years ago
6.1

25 km
East Siang, 29 km N of Along, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 16, 1950 23:21
73 years ago
5.7

25 km
170 km N of Myitkyina, Myitkyinā District, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)More
Aug 16, 1950 20:11
73 years ago
5.5

25 km
Putao District, 168 km N of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)More
Aug 16, 1950 19:25
73 years ago
5.7

25 km
Lower Dibang Valley, 95 km NE of Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 16, 1950 17:51
73 years ago
6.0

15 km
45 km NE of Bomdila, West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 16, 1950 16:36
73 years ago
5.7

25 km
Siang, 16 km E of Along, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 16, 1950 15:29
73 years ago
5.8

25 km
Upper Siang, 76 km NE of Shi Yomi, West Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 16, 1950 06:42
73 years ago
6.2

25 km
Lower Dibang Valley, 57 km NW of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 16, 1950 05:33
73 years ago
5.8

25 km
277 km S of Chamdo, Tibet, ChinaMore
Aug 15, 1950 23:44
73 years ago
5.8

25 km
Upper Siang, 52 km N of Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 15, 1950 21:42
73 years ago
6.0

25 km
21 km N of Haflong, Dima Hasao, Assam, IndiaMore
Aug 15, 1950 21:01
73 years ago
5.8

25 km
Changlang, 90 km SE of Tezu, Lohit, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
Aug 15, 1950 18:38
73 years ago
6.2

25 km
Dibang Valley, 64 km NE of Pasighat, East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaMore
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