Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Southern Iran on Saturday, 27 May 1989 at 20:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 31 km depth
Depth: 30.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.167°N / 50.921°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Dogonbadan (pop: 94,600) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of Nūrābād (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NNE of Bandar-e Genāveh (pop: 52,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) SSE of Dehdasht (pop: 69,700) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Behbahān (pop: 79,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Yasuj (pop: 96,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NW of Kāzerūn (pop: 94,500) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (177 mi) SSW of Isfahan (pop: 1,547,200) --> See nearby quakes!
298 km (185 mi) ENE of Kuwait City (Kuwait) (pop: 60,100) --> See nearby quakes!
617 km (383 mi) S of Teheran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||31 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Southern Iran 27 May 1989 20:08 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 May 1989 05:46 UTC| M 5.0 |40.4 km (25.1 mi) depth|9 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details