Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - 75 km southeast of Kerman, Iran, on Monday, 20 November 1989 at 04:19 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 18 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 18.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.892°N / 57.718°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (47 mi) SE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) NW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (69 mi) E of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) ESE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) SSE of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) ENE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) E of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) W of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
873 km (543 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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