Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 56 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Thursday, 1 December 1977 at 23:28 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 1 Dec 1977 23:28:17 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.608°N / 56.589°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (221 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
301 km (187 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
414 km (257 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
483 km (300 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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|M 5.1||33 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 10 Dec 1977 05:46 UTC| M 5.1 |47 km (29.2 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 02 Dec 1977 03:50 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details