Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 5 March 1969 at 19:33 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 5 March 1969 at 19:33 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 206 km depth

Date & time: 5 Mar 1969 07:33:24 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 205.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.394°N / 70.746°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
25 km (15 mi) WSW of Sar Āb (Yamgān, Badakhshan)
53 km (33 mi) S of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
82 km (51 mi) S of Fayzabad (Faizabad, Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
82 km (51 mi) ESE of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500)
115 km (71 mi) ESE of Taloqan (Tāluqān, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
252 km (156 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
375 km (233 mi) NW of Rawalpindi (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 1,743,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.2206 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 5 March 19:33 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Aug 1969 06:30 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    193.2 km (120 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, 5 March 1969 at 19:33 (GMT)
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