Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 49 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Friday, 28 November 1980 at 21:15 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 28 Nov 1980 21:15:30 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.585°N / 56.503°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
305 km (190 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
407 km (253 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
449 km (279 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (301 mi) NNW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||33 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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