Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northwestern Kashmir (Pakistan) on Monday, 4 September 1972 at 13:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Northwestern Kashmir (Pakistan) on Monday, 4 September 1972 at 13:42 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: 4 Sep 1972 13:42:19 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.941°N / 73.387°E (Pakistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
83 km (52 mi) W of Gilgit (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) ENE of Thal (Upper Dir) (pop: 29,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) NNE of Battagram (pop: 700,000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NE of Mingora (pop: 279,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) ENE of Dīr (pop: 29,900) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) N of Muzaffarabad (pop: 725,000) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) N of Mansehra (pop: 66,500) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) N of Abbottabad (pop: 120,000) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) N of Rawalpindi (pop: 1,743,100) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (266 mi) N of Gujranwala (pop: 1,384,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.030 kmnorthwestern Kashmir (Pakistan)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Northwestern Kashmir (Pakistan) 4 September 1972 13:42 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 29 Jan 1973 04:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    53 km (32.9 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 1973 18:48 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Oct 1972 00:21 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Sep 1972 17:37 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Northwestern Kashmir (Pakistan) on Monday, 4 September 1972 at 13:42 (GMT)
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