Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 112 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Wednesday, 22 February 1978 at 20:17 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 23 km depth
Date & time: 22 Feb 1978 20:17:57 UTC
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.028°N / 56.896°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) N of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (Kerman) (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
460 km (286 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
469 km (292 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
997 km (619 mi) SSE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> 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||23 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 Feb 1978 23:24 UTC| M 5.2 |24 km (14.9 mi) depth|3 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details