Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 3.7 km southeast of Batken, Kyrgyzstan, on Monday, January 31, 1977 at 14:26 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 20 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 40.04°N / 70.852°E↗ (Batken, Kyrgyzstan)
Antipode: 40.04°S / 109.148°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) SE of Batken (pop: 10,200) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) ESE of Isfara (Sughd, Tajikistan) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Jajpan (O'zbekiston tumani, Fergana, Uzbekistan) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SE of Konibodom (Sughd, Tajikistan) (pop: 50,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Beshariq (Fergana, Uzbekistan) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Kokand (Fergana, Uzbekistan) (pop: 187,500) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) WSW of Osh (pop: 200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SE of Tashkent (Uzbekistan) (pop: 1,978,000) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) NE of Dushanbe (Tajikistan) (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
443 km (275 mi) SW of Bishkek (pop: 900,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 21 Apr 1977 10:03 UTC| M 5.1 |47 km (29.2 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details