Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 123 km southwest of Semey, East Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, 14 September 1988 at 03:59 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 123 km southwest of Semey, East Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, 14 September 1988 at 03:59 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 0 km depth

Date & time: 14 Sep 1988 03:59:57 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 0.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 49.833°N / 78.808°E (Kazakhstan)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) NNW of Qaraūyl (Abay District) (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) S of Maldar (pop: 10,700) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) WSW of Semey (pop: 292,800) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) WNW of Georgīevka (Zharma District) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) NNW of Ayagoz (Ayagöz awdanı) (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) W of Ust-Kamenogorsk (pop: 319,100) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) SSE of Aqsū (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) SSE of Pavlodar (pop: 329,000) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) E of Karaganda (pop: 451,800) --> See nearby quakes!
542 km (337 mi) ESE of Nur-Sultan (pop: 345,600) --> 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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