Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Northern Iran on Tuesday, 29 October 1985 at 13:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Northern Iran on Tuesday, 29 October 1985 at 13:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 53 km depth

Date & time: 29 Oct 1985 13:13:44 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 52.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 36.681°N / 54.75°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (20 mi) ESE of Gorgan (pop: 244,900) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) SW of Āzādshahr (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNE of Dāmghān (pop: 67,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) SSW of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (pop: 131,400) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SW of Kalāleh (Kalaleh) (pop: 33,700) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (66 mi) E of Behshahr (pop: 93,500) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) E of Nekā (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) E of Jūybār (Juybar) (pop: 28,400) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) NE of Mahdishahr (Mahdi Shahr) (pop: 21,000) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) E of Babol (pop: 202,800) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) E of Mashhad-i-Sar (pop: 48,100) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) E of Fereydūn Kenār (Fereydunkenar) (pop: 34,100) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) E of Āmol (pop: 199,400) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) W of Esfarāyen (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) ENE of Damāvand (pop: 29,100) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) E of Nowshahr (pop: 40,000) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) WSW of Shīrvān (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) E of Chālūs (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) ENE of Pīshvā (pop: 53,900) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) ENE of Varāmīn (pop: 179,600) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) ENE of Teheran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) WNW of Bardaskan (pop: 28,200) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) W of Qūchān (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) E of Tonekābon (Tonekabon) (pop: 37,500) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) ENE of Shahrīār (pop: 58,800) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) WSW of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) ENE of Robāţ Karīm (pop: 62,800) --> See nearby quakes!
357 km (222 mi) ENE of Malārd (pop: 56,700) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) W of Neyshabur (pop: 220,900) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) WNW of Kāshmar (pop: 96,200) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) ENE of Naz̧arābād (pop: 213,400) --> See nearby quakes!
390 km (242 mi) W of Chenārān (pop: 46,900) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) E of Rūdsar (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
413 km (256 mi) E of Langarūd (pop: 68,100) --> See nearby quakes!
423 km (263 mi) E of Alvand (pop: 90,000) --> See nearby quakes!
427 km (265 mi) NNE of Ardestān (Ardestan) (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) WNW of Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh (pop: 125,600) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) E of Āstāneh-ye Ashrafīyeh (pop: 42,800) --> See nearby quakes!
436 km (271 mi) W of Mashhad (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
437 km (271 mi) ENE of Sāveh (pop: 175,500) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (274 mi) NW of Gonābād (pop: 43,500) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) NE of Delījān (pop: 33,500) --> See nearby quakes!
481 km (299 mi) ENE of Tafresh (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
514 km (319 mi) NNE of Dowlatābād (Borkhar) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
520 km (323 mi) NW of Qā’en (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) NNE of Khomeynī Shahr (pop: 277,300) --> See nearby quakes!
542 km (337 mi) NE of Golpāyegān (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
543 km (337 mi) NE of Khomeyn (pop: 77,400) --> See nearby quakes!
546 km (339 mi) NNE of Najafābād (pop: 223,500) --> See nearby quakes!
558 km (347 mi) NE of Khvānsār (Khansar) (pop: 21,100) --> See nearby quakes!
590 km (366 mi) SE of Baku (Azerbaijan) (pop: 1,116,500) --> See nearby quakes!
593 km (368 mi) NE of Fereydūnshahr (pop: 11,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.353 kmnorthern IranUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Northern Iran 29 October 1985 13:13 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 24 Nov 1985 17:22 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Nov 1985 19:47 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1985 14:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1985 13:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Oct 1985 13:42 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Northern Iran on Tuesday, 29 October 1985 at 13:13 (GMT)
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