Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 95 km southwest of Zahedan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran, on Tuesday, 23 August 1960 at 08:58 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Date & time: 23 Aug 1960 08:58:08 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.057°N / 60.02°E (Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Bazman (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
94 km (58 mi) S of Noşratābād (pop: 4,180) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Zahedan (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) NW of Khāsh (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) E of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) NNW of Iranshahr (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SSW of Zabol (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) ESE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (199 mi) NNW of Qasr-e-Qand (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
359 km (223 mi) NE of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
417 km (259 mi) ESE of Rafsanjān (Kerman) (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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