Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Southern Iran on Saturday, 19 April 1997 at 05:53 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Southern Iran on Saturday, 19 April 1997 at 05:53 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 27 km depth

Date & time: 19 Apr 1997 05:53:14 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 27.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.042°N / 56.894°E (Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
103 km (64 mi) N of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
113 km (70 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) SW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (286 mi) ESE of Shiraz (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (292 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
995 km (618 mi) SSE of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.627 kmsouthern IranUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 12 May 1997 09:47 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Apr 1997 17:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    19.9 km (12.4 mi) depth
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1997 22:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    22.3 km (13.9 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1997 10:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1997 08:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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