Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Tuesday, 28 July 1981 at 17:22 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake  - Eastern Iran on Tuesday, 28 July 1981 at 17:22 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 28 Jul 1981 17:22:24 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.013°N / 57.794°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) ESE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NNW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) E of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (105 mi) SE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ESE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
213 km (133 mi) ENE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
258 km (160 mi) E of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) W of Zahedan (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
868 km (539 mi) SE of Teheran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 7.133 kmeastern IranUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.1 quake Eastern Iran 28 July 1981 17:22 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (58 quakes):
  • 01 May 1983 23:06 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1983 00:02 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    130 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Feb 1983 01:37 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    34.9 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jan 1983 18:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Dec 1982 04:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 1982 19:40 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    39.5 km (24.5 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 1982 19:34 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jul 1982 18:50 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    6953 km (4321 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    6953 km (4321 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    6953 km (4321 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Jul 1982 08:08 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 1982 15:33 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    6953 km (4321 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 25 Feb 1982 23:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 1982 23:30 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major magnitude. 7.1 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Tuesday, 28 July 1981 at 17:22 (GMT)
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