Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Southern Iran on Thursday, 6 May 1999 at 23:00 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.501°N / 51.88°E (Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) ESE of Kāzerūn (pop: 94,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Shiraz (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ENE of Borazjan (pop: 86,100) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (48 mi) SSE of Nūrābād (pop: 64,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Akbarābād (pop: 98,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Marvdasht (pop: 148,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) NW of Fīrūzābād (pop: 66,600) --> See nearby quakes!
351 km (218 mi) S of Isfahan (pop: 1,547,200) --> See nearby quakes!
378 km (235 mi) E of Kuwait City (Kuwait) (pop: 60,100) --> See nearby quakes!
690 km (429 mi) S of Teheran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||33 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake Southern Iran 6 May 1999 23:00 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 31 Oct 1999 15:09 UTC| M 5.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|12 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 06 May 1999 23:13 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|12 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details