Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 96 km south of Kerman, Iran, on Monday, 9 November 1970 at 17:41 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 98 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 98.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.477°N / 56.714°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) SSE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) E of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (77 mi) SE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) S of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) WNW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) ESE of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) E of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
851 km (529 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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