Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 63 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Saturday, 10 December 1977 at 05:46 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 47 km depth
Date & time: 10 Dec 1977 05:46:22 UTC
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.688°N / 56.568°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (214 km / 133 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
420 km (261 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (279 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> 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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