Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Zebak, 43 km southwest of Ashkāsham, Ishkāshim, Badakhshan, Afghanistan, on Monday, September 2, 1957 at 21:27 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 212 km depth
Depth: 211.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.424°N / 71.176°E (Zebak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.424°S / 108.824°W
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim) (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSE of Jurm (pop: 12,100) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SE of Faizabad (pop: 44,400) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Takhār) (pop: 64,300) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) SE of Duschanbe (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
345 km (215 mi) NNW of Islamabad (Pakistan) (pop: 601,600) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (226 mi) E of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.1||212 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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