Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Turkey-Iran Border Region on Tuesday, 6 May 1930 at 22:34 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 38.087°N / 44.781°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: unnamed (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) S of Salmās (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SSW of Khowy (pop: 175,400) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) NNW of Urmia (pop: 577,300) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NE of Yüksekova (Turkey) (pop: 71,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Qarah Ẕīā’ od Dīn (Qaren Zia' Od Din) (pop: 31,900) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Marand (pop: 124,200) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (74 mi) NNW of Oshnavīyeh (pop: 50,700) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) W of Tabriz (pop: 1,424,600) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) NW of Bonāb (pop: 80,400) --> See nearby quakes!
648 km (402 mi) WNW of Teheran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.1||15 km||Turkey-Iran border region||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake Turkey-Iran Border Region 6 May 1930 22:34 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 27 Apr 1931 16:50 UTC| M 6.5 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|168 km (104 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Naxcivan, Azerbaijan, on Monday, 27 April 1931 at 16:50 (GMT)