Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tajikistan on Sunday, 12 November 1972 at 17:56 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Tajikistan on Sunday, 12 November 1972 at 17:56 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 115 km depth

Date & time: 12 Nov 1972 17:56:54 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 114.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.358°N / 73.176°E (Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (45 mi) WNW of Murghab (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NE of Khorugh (Nohijai Şuƣnon) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) NE of Ishqoshim (Ishkoshim) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) S of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) SSE of Fergana (Uzbekistan) (pop: 164,300) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SE of Isfara (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) E of Kŭlob (pop: 78,800) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) SE of Konibodom (pop: 50,400) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (232 mi) ESE of Khujand (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) E of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.2115 kmTajikistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Tajikistan 12 November 1972 17:56 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 26 Mar 1973 08:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    120 km (74.6 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 1973 07:58 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    123 km (76.4 mi) depth
    |
    66 km (41 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 1973 09:16 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    228 km (141.7 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Tajikistan on Sunday, 12 November 1972 at 17:56 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 10 Jul 1949 03:53
    | 7.5 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    218km / 135mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 21 Oct 1907 04:23
    | 7.4 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    113 years ago
    |
    243km / 151mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 18 Feb 1911 18:41
    | 7.3 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    110 years ago
    |
    48km / 30mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 15 Apr 1955 04:13
    | 6.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    66 years ago
    |
    208km / 129mi
    | Southern Xinjiang, China
  • 15 Apr 1955 03:40
    | 6.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    66 years ago
    |
    212km / 132mi
    | Southern Xinjiang, China
  • 10 Jul 1949 16:24
    | 6.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    197km / 123mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 27 Sep 1944 16:25
    | 6.8 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    76 years ago
    |
    158km / 98mi
    | Tajikistan-Xinjiang Border Region (China)
  • 10 Jul 1949 15:49
    | 6.7 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    72 years ago
    |
    183km / 114mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 16 Oct 1963 15:43
    | 6.5 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    57 years ago
    |
    43km / 27mi
    | Tajikistan
  • 29 Aug 1963 08:53
    | 6.5 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    57 years ago
    |
    173km / 107mi
    | Southern Xinjiang, China
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