Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 125 km southwest of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Monday, 20 October 1997 at 06:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 20 Oct 1997 06:09:04 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.502°N / 57.275°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
125 km (78 mi) WSW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (95 mi) N of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SSE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan) (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) ESE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SSE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SSE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
534 km (332 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
971 km (603 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> 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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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 01 Nov 1997 13:36 UTC| M 4.5 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Oct 1997 10:06 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|3 km (2 mi) distance| USGS | Details