Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 62 km northwest of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Sunday, 27 July 1997 at 23:33 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 27 Jul 1997 23:33:25 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.527°N / 56.644°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
52 km (32 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) ENE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
409 km (254 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
464 km (288 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) NNW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.1||33 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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