Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northern Iran on Monday, 2 May 1977 at 15:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Northern Iran on Monday, 2 May 1977 at 15:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 19 km depth

Date & time: 2 May 1977 15:17:48 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.958°N / 55.246°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SSE of Āzādshahr (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSE of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (pop: 131,400) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSW of Kalāleh (Kalaleh) (pop: 33,700) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NE of Dāmghān (pop: 67,700) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) ENE of Behshahr (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Nekā (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) W of Esfarāyen (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) E of Jūybār (Juybar) (pop: 28,400) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NE of Mahdishahr (Mahdi Shahr) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) E of Mashhad-i-Sar (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) ENE of Babol (pop: 202,800) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) W of Shīrvān (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) E of Fereydūn Kenār (Fereydunkenar) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) ENE of Āmol (pop: 199,400) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) W of Qūchān (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) WSW of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) NW of Bardaskan (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) ENE of Damāvand (pop: 29,100) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) WNW of Neyshabur (pop: 220,900) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) E of Nowshahr (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (213 mi) E of Chālūs (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) NW of Kāshmar (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
347 km (216 mi) W of Chenārān (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) ENE of Pīshvā (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
370 km (230 mi) ENE of Teheran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) ENE of Varāmīn (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) E of Tonekābon (Tonekabon) (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
396 km (246 mi) W of Mashhad (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) ENE of Shahrīār (pop: 58,800) --> See nearby quakes!
403 km (250 mi) WNW of Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh (pop: 125,600) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (253 mi) ENE of Robāţ Karīm (pop: 62,800) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) ENE of Malārd (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) NW of Gonābād (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
430 km (267 mi) ENE of Naz̧arābād (pop: 213,400) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) E of Rūdsar (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) NNE of Ardestān (Ardestan) (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
490 km (304 mi) ENE of Sāveh (pop: 175,500) --> See nearby quakes!
507 km (315 mi) NW of Qā’en (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
529 km (329 mi) NE of Delījān (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
596 km (370 mi) NE of Golpāyegān (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
612 km (380 mi) NE of Khvānsār (Khansar) (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.319 kmnorthern IranUSGS
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