Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 141 km northwest of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Monday, 12 April 1971 at 19:03 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 12 Apr 1971 19:03:24 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.363°N / 55.737°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
121 km (75 mi) S of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) NNW of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) ESE of Fasa (Fars) (pop: 98,100) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
455 km (283 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (335 mi) NE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
911 km (566 mi) SSE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.1||15 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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