Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 27 November 1976 at 21:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 27 November 1976 at 21:42 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 190 km depth

Date & time: 27 Nov 1976 09:42:12 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 190.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.507°N / 71.042°E (Afghanistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) SSE of Jurm (Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Ashkāsham (Ishkashim, Badakhshan) (pop: 12,100)
79 km (49 mi) SSE of Fayzabad (Badakhshan) (pop: 44,400)
128 km (80 mi) ESE of Rustāq (Rustaq, Takhar) (pop: 25,600)
137 km (85 mi) E of Taloqan (Taluqan, Takhar) (pop: 64,300)
173 km (108 mi) E of Khanabad (Kunduz) (pop: 71,500)
278 km (173 mi) NE of Kabul (pop: 3,043,500)
629 km (391 mi) NNW of Lahore (Punjab, Pakistan) (pop: 6,310,900)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.1190 kmHindu Kush region, AfghanistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, 27 November 21:42 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (27 quakes):
  • 22 May 1977 13:05 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    196 km (121.8 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 1977 09:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    116 km (72.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 1977 00:16 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    237 km (147.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 May 1977 02:37 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Apr 1977 21:51 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    274 km (170.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8327 km (5174 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8327 km (5174 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 18 Apr 1977 00:13 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    217 km (134.8 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Apr 1977 11:33 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    196 km (121.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 1977 04:46 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    243 km (151 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Apr 1977 15:49 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    204 km (126.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8327 km (5174 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 02 Apr 1977 00:06 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    222 km (137.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Mar 1977 21:48 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    131 km (81.4 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8327 km (5174 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8327 km (5174 mi) distance
    | | Details
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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan, on Saturday, 27 November 1976 at 21:42 (GMT)
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