Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 61 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 24 October 1976 at 16:20 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 48 km depth
Date & time: 24 Oct 1976 16:20:59 UTC
Depth: 48.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.581°N / 56.714°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (219 km / 136 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) ENE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
467 km (290 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) NNW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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