Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Tajikistan on Wednesday, 1 November 1978 at 19:48 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Tajikistan on Wednesday, 1 November 1978 at 19:48 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 40 km depth

Date & time: 1 Nov 1978 19:48:28 UTC
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 39.349°N / 72.615°E (Tajikistan)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Daroot-Korgon (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 4,700) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) E of Karakenja (pop: 2,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSE of Kzyl-Kiya (Nookat District, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSE of Iradan (Kyzyl-kiya, Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 26,200) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSE of Quvasoy (Uzbekistan) (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Osh (Kyrgyzstan) (pop: 200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSE of Fergana (Uzbekistan) (pop: 164,300) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) SSE of Margilan (Uzbekistan) (pop: 133,500) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 mi) ESE of Khujand (pop: 144,900) --> See nearby quakes!
344 km (214 mi) ENE of Dushanbe (pop: 679,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.840 kmTajikistanUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Tajikistan 1 November 1978 19:48 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (52 quakes):
  • 21 Apr 1979 22:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    127 km (79 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Apr 1979 17:01 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    95 km (59 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 1979 07:06 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (88 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 20 Mar 1979 05:46 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 18 Mar 1979 13:49 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 Feb 1979 14:19 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    38 km (23.6 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    8524 km (5297 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Tajikistan on Wednesday, 1 November 1978 at 19:48 (GMT)
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