Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - 19 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Thursday, 9 December 1971 at 01:42 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 9 Dec 1971 01:42:33 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.275°N / 56.441°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ENE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) NNW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
462 km (287 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.8||15 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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