Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 78 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Thursday, 6 April 1961 at 18:12 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 6 Apr 1961 18:12:37 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.815°N / 56.621°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
78 km (48 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (64 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (Kerman) (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
435 km (270 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
446 km (277 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||20 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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