Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 115 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Thursday, 23 February 1978 at 23:24 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 24 km depth
Date & time: 23 Feb 1978 23:24:47 UTC
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.058°N / 56.904°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) N of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (171 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!
473 km (294 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
994 km (618 mi) SSE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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