Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Hormozgan, 43 km southeast of Gerāsh, Gerash, Fars, Iran, on Wednesday, 31 October 1956 at 14:03 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.407°N / 54.462°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) SE of Gerāsh (Gerash, Fars) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) NNW of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) NNE of Kīsh (Kish) (pop: 20,900) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) W of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) SE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
329 km (204 mi) N of abudhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
376 km (233 mi) NE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (253 mi) ENE of Manama (Bahrain) (pop: 147,100) --> See nearby quakes!
581 km (361 mi) NW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
966 km (600 mi) SSE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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