Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hormozgan, 223 km southwest of Iranshahr, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran, on Thursday, 7 December 1989 at 12:59 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Hormozgan, 223 km southwest of Iranshahr, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran, on Thursday, 7 December 1989 at 12:59 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 16 km depth

Date & time: 7 Dec 1989 12:59:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 15.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.917°N / 58.971°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) SW of Fannūj (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 13,000) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) WNW of Chabahar (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 47,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) WSW of Qasr-e-Qand (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SW of Iranshahr (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SE of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) NNE of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) ESE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) ESE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (224 mi) S of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
440 km (273 mi) SSW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> 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 6.016 kmnear the coast of southeastern IranUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 07 Dec 1989 18:21 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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