Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 32 km south of Babol, Māzandarān, Iran, on Tuesday, 2 July 1957 at 00:42 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - 32 km south of Babol, Māzandarān, Iran, on Tuesday, 2 July 1957 at 00:42 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 15 km depth

Date & time: 2 Jul 1957 00:42:26 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.277°N / 52.778°E (Māzandarān, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Damavand (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Babol (pop: 202,800) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) SSW of Jūybār (Juybar) (pop: 28,400) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ESE of Āmol (pop: 199,400) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Mashhad-i-Sar (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Fereydūn Kenār (Fereydunkenar) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SW of Nekā (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) NW of Mahdishahr (Mahdi Shahr, Semnan) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SW of Behshahr (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NE of Damāvand (Tehrān) (pop: 29,100) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) ESE of Nowshahr (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) ESE of Chālūs (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) ENE of Teheran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) W of Dāmghān (Semnan) (pop: 67,700) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) NE of Pīshvā (Tehrān) (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) NE of Varāmīn (Tehrān) (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Shahrīār (Tehrān) (pop: 58,800) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) ENE of Malārd (Tehrān) (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) ENE of Robāţ Karīm (Tehrān) (pop: 62,800) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) ESE of Tonekābon (Tonekabon) (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) ENE of Naz̧arābād (Alborz) (pop: 213,400) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) WSW of Āzādshahr (Golestan) (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) WSW of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (Golestan) (pop: 131,400) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) ESE of Rūdsar (Gīlān) (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (151 mi) E of Alvand (Qazvīn) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
255 km (159 mi) ESE of Langarūd (Gīlān) (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) NE of Sāveh (Markazi) (pop: 175,500) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) WSW of Kalāleh (Kalaleh, Golestan) (pop: 33,700) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) ESE of Āstāneh-ye Ashrafīyeh (Gīlān) (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) E of Tākestān (Qazvīn) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
306 km (190 mi) NE of Tafresh (Markazi) (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (197 mi) NE of Delījān (Markazi) (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) E of Abhar (Zanjan) (pop: 69,900) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) E of Khorramdarreh (Zanjan) (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) ESE of Bandar-e Anzali (Gīlān) (pop: 110,800) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) N of Ardestān (Ardestan, Isfahan) (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
326 km (203 mi) ESE of Fūman (Fuman, Gīlān) (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) NE of Khomeyn (Markazi) (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) ESE of Hashtpar (Gīlān) (pop: 45,300) --> See nearby quakes!
388 km (241 mi) NE of Golpāyegān (Isfahan) (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
399 km (248 mi) NNE of Dowlatābād (Borkhar, Isfahan) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) ESE of Khalkhāl (Ardabīl) (pop: 51,000) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) NNE of Khvānsār (Khansar, Isfahan) (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) NNE of Khomeynī Shahr (Isfahan) (pop: 277,300) --> See nearby quakes!
416 km (258 mi) NNE of Isfahan (pop: 1,547,200) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) ESE of Āstārā (Gīlān) (pop: 39,100) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (261 mi) ENE of Bahār (Hamadān) (pop: 28,600) --> See nearby quakes!
421 km (262 mi) ENE of Malāyer (Hamadān) (pop: 176,600) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) NNE of Najafābād (Isfahan) (pop: 223,500) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (265 mi) NE of Aligoodarz (Lorestān) (pop: 91,000) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) NNE of Falāvarjān (Isfahan) (pop: 49,800) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) W of Esfarāyen (North Khorasan) (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) NNE of Fereydūnshahr (Isfahan) (pop: 11,600) --> See nearby quakes!
452 km (281 mi) NE of Borūjerd (Lorestān) (pop: 252,000) --> See nearby quakes!
453 km (282 mi) ENE of Asadābād (Hamadān) (pop: 59,600) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) NNW of Ardakān (Yazd) (pop: 58,800) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) NNW of Meybod (Yazd) (pop: 51,900) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) ENE of Nahavand (Hamadān) (pop: 76,300) --> See nearby quakes!
466 km (289 mi) ENE of Qorveh (Kordestān) (pop: 88,000) --> See nearby quakes!
479 km (298 mi) ENE of Kangāvar (Kermānshāh) (pop: 53,400) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 mi) NE of Aleshtar (Lorestān) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
491 km (305 mi) NNE of Fārsān (Farsan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari) (pop: 25,100) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 mi) ENE of Nūrābād (Lorestān) (pop: 73,500) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) SE of Pārsābād (Ardabīl) (pop: 101,700) --> 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.615 kmnorthern IranUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake 32 km south of Babol, Māzandarān, Iran, 2 July 1957 00:42 GMT

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - 32 km south of Babol, Māzandarān, Iran, on Tuesday, 2 July 1957 at 00:42 (GMT)
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