Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 79 km northeast of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Friday, 18 October 1996 at 09:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 18 Oct 1996 09:26:03 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.695°N / 57.573°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: Shahsavaran (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) NE of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) NE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SSE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
269 km (167 mi) SE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) W of Iranshahr (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) WSW of Zahedan (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
480 km (299 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||33 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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