Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Saturday, 16 September 1978 at 15:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake  - Eastern Iran on Saturday, 16 September 1978 at 15:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 16 Sep 1978 15:35:56 UTC
Magnitude: 7.4
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.386°N / 57.434°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: Gandom Beryan (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Tabas (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SW of Gonābād (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) WSW of Qā’en (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) WNW of Birjand (pop: 197,000) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) SSW of Bardaskan (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SSW of Kāshmar (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NNE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) SW of Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh (pop: 125,600) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SSW of Mashhad (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
608 km (378 mi) ESE of Teheran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.433 kmeastern IranUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake Eastern Iran 16 September 1978 15:35 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (186 quakes):
  • 18 May 1980 06:30 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    216 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 Apr 1980 09:18 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    212 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Apr 1980 10:04 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    195 km (121 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 04 Mar 1980 07:08 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 30 Jan 1980 19:36 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    191 km (118 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
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    7040 km (4374 mi) distance
    | | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Saturday, 16 September 1978 at 15:35 (GMT)
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