1907 Qaratog earthquake

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1907 Qaratog earthquake
1907 Qaratog earthquake is located in Tajikistan
1907 Qaratog earthquake
Date 21 October 1907 (1907-10-21)
Origin time 04:23 UTC
Magnitude 7.4 Ms
Depth 35 km (22 mi)
Epicenter 38°30′N 67°54′E / 38.5°N 67.9°E / 38.5; 67.9Coordinates: 38°30′N 67°54′E / 38.5°N 67.9°E / 38.5; 67.9
Areas affected Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Casualties 12,000–15,000

The 1907 Qaratog earthquake occurred at 04:23 UTC on 21 October near Qaratog (Karatag) in the border area between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The shock had an estimated surface wave magnitude of 7.4 and a maximum felt intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale.[1][2] Estimates of the death toll range between 12,000 and 15,000.

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  1. ^ NGDC. "Comments for the Significant Earthquake". Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  2. ^ IISEE. "Search parameters page". Catalog of Damaging Earthquakes in the World (from ancient times through June, 2009). Retrieved 31 October 2010.