Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 51 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Saturday, 30 April 1977 at 14:35 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 38 km depth
Date & time: 30 Apr 1977 14:35:37 UTC
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.601°N / 56.494°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (226 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (31 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||38 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 May 1977 22:39 UTC| M 4.8 |39 km (24.2 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details