Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 54 km northeast of Kerman, Iran, on Sunday, 19 December 1982 at 19:40 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 40 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 39.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.574°N / 57.524°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Gandom Beryan (86 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
54 km (33 mi) NE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) ESE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) NE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) E of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) NNW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) ESE of Bāfq (Bafgh, Yazd) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) ENE of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
804 km (500 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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