Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Guz̄argāh-e Nūr, 89 km east of Baghlan, Afghanistan, on Saturday, June 24, 1972 at 15:29 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 24 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.278°N / 69.681°E↗ (Guz̄argāh-e Nūr, Baghlan, Afghanistan)
Antipode: 36.278°S / 110.319°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (23 mi) SSW of Farkhār (Farkhar, Takhar) (pop: 10,500) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) ENE of Nahrin (Nahrain) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SE of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Baghlan (pop: 108,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of Kunduz (pop: 161,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Ārt Khwājah (Khwaja Ghar, Takhar) (pop: 18,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) ENE of Pul-e Khumrī (pop: 56,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) S of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NNE 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||24 km||Hindu Kush region, Afghanistan||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 16 Nov 1972 12:43 UTC| M 5.9 |116 km (72.1 mi) depth|72 km (45 mi) distance| USGS | Details