Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 8.9 km northwest of Abadan, Ahal, Turkmenistan, on Monday, 15 September 1952 at 04:31 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.128°N / 58.158°E (Ahal, Turkmenistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) NNW of Abadan (pop: 39,500) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NW of Achgabat (Ashgabat) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NW of Änew (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NW of Annau (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Baharly (Bäherden) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) NNE of Shīrvān (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NE of Bojnourd (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 192,000) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of Qūchān (Razavi Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) NNE of Esfarāyen (North Khorasan, Iran) (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) SSW of Daşoguz (pop: 166,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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