Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 72 km northwest of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Monday, 17 January 1983 at 20:57 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 49 km depth
Date & time: 17 Jan 1983 20:57:12 UTC
Depth: 48.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.67°N / 56.68°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (211 km / 131 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) S of Bardsīr (Bardsir, Kerman) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||49 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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