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1989 Gissar earthquake

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Origin time  23:02 UTC
Depth  33 km (21 mi)
Max. intensity  VII (Very strong)
Date  23 January 1992
Magnitude  5.3 Mb
Areas affected  Tajikistan
Casualties  274 Many
Total damage  24 million USD
1989 Gissar earthquake

The 1989 Gissar earthquake occurred at 23:02 UTC on 22 January near Gissar in Tajikistan. The shock had a body wave magnitude of 5.3 and a maximum felt intensity of VII (Very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The National Geophysical Data Center reported that the death toll from the event amounted to about 274, while the National Earthquake Information Center stated there were many injured. This was the deadliest earthquake in 1989.

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1989 Gissar earthquake Wikipedia


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