Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Tuesday, 27 November 1979 at 17:10 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake  - Eastern Iran on Tuesday, 27 November 1979 at 17:10 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 27 Nov 1979 05:10:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.962°N / 59.726°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) W of Nohūr (Razavi Khorasan)
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Qā’en (Iffou, South Khorasan) (pop: 40,200)
105 km (65 mi) ESE of Gonābād (Kabale District, Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 43,500)
130 km (80 mi) SW of Tāybād (Taybad - تایباد) (pop: 37,500)
131 km (81 mi) NNE of Birjand (Provincia de Talca, South Khorasan) (pop: 197,000)
153 km (95 mi) SSE of Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh (Provincia di Salerno, Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 125,600)
460 km (286 mi) SSE of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700)
782 km (486 mi) E of Tehran (Ostān-e Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.110 kmeastern IranUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake Eastern Iran 27 November 17:10 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (108 quakes):
  • 22 Mar 1981 09:34 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 1980 06:50 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 12 Oct 1980 05:27 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 1980 06:30 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 Apr 1980 09:18 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 14 Apr 1980 10:04 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    7261 km (4512 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 15 Mar 1980 23:08 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Tuesday, 27 November 1979 at 17:10 (GMT)
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