Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - 43 km southeast of Gonābād, Razavi Khorasan, Iran, on Saturday, 31 August 1968 at 10:47 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 34.158°N / 59.083°E (Razavi Khorasan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (26 mi) ESE of Gonābād (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) NNW of Qā’en (Khorāsān-e Jonūbī) (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) S of Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh (pop: 125,600) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) SSE of Kāshmar (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) N of Birjand (Khorāsān-e Jonūbī) (pop: 197,000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SE of Bardaskan (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) WSW of Tāybād (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SW of Torbat-e Jām (pop: 58,900) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) S of Mashhad (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
719 km (447 mi) E of Teheran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 7.1||10 km||northeastern Iran||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake 43 km southeast of Gonābād, Razavi Khorasan, Iran, 31 August 1968 10:47 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Sep 1968 07:27 UTC| M 6.2 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|85 km (53 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - South Khorasan, 59 km southwest of Gonābād, Razavi Khorasan, Iran, on Sunday, 1 September 1968 at 07:27 (GMT)