Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Western Uzbekistan on Monday, 17 May 1976 at 02:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Western Uzbekistan on Monday, 17 May 1976 at 02:58 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 17 May 1976 02:58:40 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.381°N / 63.472°E (Uzbekistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) N of Gazli (pop: 11,400)
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Romiton (pop: 12,900)
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Shofirkon (pop: 26,500)
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Wobkent (pop: 16,700)
99 km (62 mi) NNW of Karakul’ (pop: 22,500)
106 km (66 mi) NW of Bukhara (Buxoro tumani, Buxoro Viloyati) (pop: 247,600)
493 km (307 mi) W of Tashkent (Toshkent Shahri) (pop: 1,978,000)
515 km (320 mi) NE of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.010 kmwestern UzbekistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Western Uzbekistan 17 May 02:58 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (41 quakes):
  • 25 Apr 1978 09:07 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7798 km (4845 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 13 Apr 1978 13:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1977 23:07 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 1977 05:49 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Jun 1977 04:11 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 May 1977 14:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1977 13:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1976 20:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Oct 1976 21:01 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Oct 1976 03:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Sep 1976 21:49 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7798 km (4845 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 21 Aug 1976 12:15 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 1976 23:17 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7798 km (4845 mi) distance
    | | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Western Uzbekistan on Monday, 17 May 1976 at 02:58 (GMT)
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