Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Semnan, 324 km east of Teheran, Iran, on Thursday, 12 February 1953 at 08:15 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Semnan, 324 km east of Teheran, Iran, on Thursday, 12 February 1953 at 08:15 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 12 Feb 1953 08:15:34 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.385°N / 54.979°E (Semnan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) SE of Dāmghān (pop: 67,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) ESE of Mahdishahr (Mahdi Shahr) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) S of Āzādshahr (Golestan) (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SE of Behshahr (Māzandarān) (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) SE of Nekā (Māzandarān) (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) S of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (Golestan) (pop: 131,400) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) S of Kalāleh (Kalaleh, Golestan) (pop: 33,700) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SE of Jūybār (Juybar, Māzandarān) (pop: 28,400) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) ESE of Babol (Māzandarān) (pop: 202,800) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) SE of Mashhad-i-Sar (Māzandarān) (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ESE of Fereydūn Kenār (Fereydunkenar, Māzandarān) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) ESE of Āmol (Māzandarān) (pop: 199,400) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) E of Damāvand (Tehrān) (pop: 29,100) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) W of Bardaskan (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SW of Esfarāyen (North Khorasan) (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) E of Pīshvā (Tehrān) (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) E of Varāmīn (Tehrān) (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) W of Kāshmar (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) E of Teheran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) NE of Ardestān (Ardestan, Isfahan) (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) ESE of Nowshahr (Māzandarān) (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SW of Shīrvān (North Khorasan) (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) ESE of Chālūs (Māzandarān) (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) E of Robāţ Karīm (Tehrān) (pop: 62,800) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (220 mi) NNE of Ardakān (Yazd) (pop: 58,800) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) E of Shahrīār (Tehrān) (pop: 58,800) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) WSW of Neyshabur (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 220,900) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) WNW of Gonābād (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) NNE of Meybod (Yazd) (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) E of Malārd (Tehrān) (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) WSW of Qūchān (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) W of Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 125,600) --> See nearby quakes!
398 km (247 mi) WSW of Chenārān (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) E of Naz̧arābād (Alborz) (pop: 213,400) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) ESE of Tonekābon (Tonekabon, Māzandarān) (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) SW of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) NE of Dowlatābād (Borkhar, Isfahan) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) E of Sāveh (Markazi) (pop: 175,500) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) ENE of Delījān (Markazi) (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
422 km (262 mi) N of Bāfq (Bafgh, Yazd) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) WNW of Qā’en (Khorāsān-e Jonūbī) (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) WSW of Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) NE of Khomeynī Shahr (Isfahan) (pop: 277,300) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) NE of Falāvarjān (Isfahan) (pop: 49,800) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NE of Najafābād (Isfahan) (pop: 223,500) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) E of Alvand (Qazvīn) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) ENE of Tafresh (Markazi) (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) ESE of Rūdsar (Gīlān) (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (297 mi) ESE of Langarūd (Gīlān) (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) ENE of Golpāyegān (Isfahan) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
489 km (304 mi) ENE of Khomeyn (Markazi) (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 mi) ENE of Khvānsār (Khansar, Isfahan) (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
511 km (318 mi) NE of Borūjen (Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari) (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) ENE of Fereydūnshahr (Isfahan) (pop: 11,600) --> See nearby quakes!
536 km (333 mi) NE of Fārsān (Farsan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari) (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Semnan, 324 km east of Teheran, Iran, on Thursday, 12 February 1953 at 08:15 (GMT)
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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Semnan, 324 km east of Teheran, Iran, on Thursday, 12 February 1953 at 08:15 (GMT)
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