Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 59 km northwest of Bandar-e Lengeh, Hormozgan, Iran, on Monday, 8 November 1971 at 03:06 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 26.978°N / 54.519°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km (37 mi) NW of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NE of Kīsh (Kish) (pop: 20,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSE of Gerāsh (Gerash, Fars) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) W of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
281 km (175 mi) N of abudhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (218 mi) SE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) ENE of Doha (Baladīyat ad Dawḩah, Qatar) (pop: 344,900) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) ENE of Manama (Bahrain) (pop: 147,100) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) SW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
543 km (338 mi) NW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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