Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Būrkah, 33 km northeast of Baghlan, Baghlān-e Jadīd, Baghlan, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, September 12, 1962 at 20:57 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.323°N / 68.981°E↗ (Būrkah, Baghlan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.323°S / 111.019°W↗
Nearest volcano: Vakak (248 km / 154 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) NNW of Nahrin (Nahrain) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NE of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Pul-e Khumrī (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) E of Aībak (Samangan) (pop: 47,800) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ESE of Khulm (Balkh) (pop: 64,900) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NNW of Bāzārak (Panjshir) (pop: 65,000) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) ESE of Mazar-i-Sharif (Balkh) (pop: 303,300) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) N of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||35 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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