Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - 41 km south of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Saturday, June 20, 1959 at 14:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.668°N / 70.467°E↗ (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Antipode: 38.668°S / 109.533°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Rasht (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SE of Novobod (Rasht) (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Roghun (Nurobod) (pop: 7,730) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) E of Obigarm (Roghun) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNE of Leningrad (Muminobod, Khatlon) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) E of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) E of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) SSE of Tashkent (Uzbekistan) (pop: 1,978,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 31 Jul 1959 19:53 UTC| M 5.6 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details