Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 56 km north of Zaysan, East Kazakhstan, on Friday, 3 August 1990 at 09:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 47.963°N / 84.961°E (Kazakhstan)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) N of Zaysan (pop: 17,600) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ENE of Tūghyl (Tarbagatay District) (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SE of Kurchum (Kurshim District) (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SE of Aksuat (Kürşim awdanı) (pop: 6,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SSE of Zyryanovsk (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) W of Altay (China) (pop: 139,300) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) SE of Ust-Kamenogorsk (pop: 319,100) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) SSE of Leninogor (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) ESE of Georgīevka (Zharma District) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (272 mi) SE of Semey (pop: 292,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||33 km||eastern Kazakhstan||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Sep 1990 21:12 UTC| M 5.0 |33.4 km (20.8 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details