Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 15 km south of Rasht, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Friday, July 31, 1959 at 19:53 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.893°N / 70.385°E↗ (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Antipode: 38.893°S / 109.615°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) S of Rasht (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ESE of Novobod (Rasht) (pop: 5,350) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) ENE of Roghun (Nurobod) (pop: 7,730) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) ENE of Obigarm (Roghun) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NNE of Leningrad (Muminobod, Khatlon) (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) NNE of Kŭlob (Khatlon) (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ENE of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) ENE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) SSE of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SSE of Tashkent (Uzbekistan) (pop: 1,978,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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