Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Saturday, 10 May 1997 at 07:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake  - Eastern Iran on Saturday, 10 May 1997 at 07:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 10 May 1997 07:57:29 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 33.825°N / 59.809°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
36 km (22 mi) WSW of Nohūr (Razavi Khorasan)
59 km (37 mi) E of Qā’en (South Khorasan) (pop: 40,200)
119 km (74 mi) ESE of Gonābād (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 43,500)
120 km (74 mi) NNE of Birjand (South Khorasan) (pop: 197,000)
135 km (84 mi) SW of Tāybād (Taybad - تایباد) (pop: 37,500)
170 km (106 mi) SSE of Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 125,600)
476 km (296 mi) SSE of Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700)
794 km (493 mi) ESE of Tehran (Ostān-e Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 7.310 kmeastern IranUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.3 quake Eastern Iran 10 May 07:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 10 Apr 1998 15:00 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    153 km (95 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jun 1997 19:38 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jun 1997 12:57 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jun 1997 03:00 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    83 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 May 1997 10:27 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake - Eastern Iran on Saturday, 10 May 1997 at 07:57 (GMT)
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