Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 9.6 km northeast of Zarand, Kerman, Iran, on Saturday, 17 September 1977 at 05:25 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.878°N / 56.63°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Gandom Beryan (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) NE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SE of Shahrak-e Pābedānā (pop: 6,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NNW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) N of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SE of Bāfq (Bafgh, Yazd) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NNE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) ENE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
722 km (449 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||33 km||central Iran||USGS|
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