Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - 48 km south of Tākestān, Ostān-e Qazvīn, Iran, on Saturday, 1 September 1962 at 19:20 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 35.656°N / 49.843°E (Ostān-e Qazvīn, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Bijar Volcanic Field (185 km / 115 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Tākestān (Qazvīn) (pop: 71,500) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Alvand (Qazvīn) (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSW of Qazvin (Qazvīn) (pop: 333,600) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of Naz̧arābād (Alborz) (pop: 213,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SW of Ābyek (Markazi) (pop: 55,100) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SE of Abhar (Zanjan) (pop: 69,900) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NW of Sāveh (Markazi) (pop: 175,500) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SE of Khorramdarreh (Zanjan) (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) W of Teheran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (233 mi) NNW of Isfahan (pop: 1,547,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.0||15 km||western Iran||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake 48 km south of Tākestān, Ostān-e Qazvīn, Iran, 1 September 1962 19:20 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 13 Oct 1962 10:23 UTC| M 5.5 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|24 km (15 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 04 Sep 1962 13:30 UTC| M 5.4 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details