Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 7.3 km northwest of Hisor, Republican Subordination, Tajikistan, on Wednesday, 23 August 1961 at 04:12 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.583°N / 68.511°E (Republican Subordination, Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) NNW of Hisor (pop: 24,000) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Khodzha-Maston (pop: 9,780) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WNW of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Tursunzoda (pop: 37,000) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WNW of Boshkengash (Nohijai Rūdakī, Dushanbe) (pop: 23,700) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) W of Vahdat (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Yovon (Yavan, Khatlon) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) NNW of Kurgan-Tyube (Khatlon) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) SSW of Khujand (Sughd) (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) S of Tashkent (Toshkent Shahri, 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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