Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 133 km south of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 at 17:40 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 72 km depth
Date & time: 18 Apr 2012 17:40:39 UTC
Depth: 72.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.941°N / 58.063°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Shahsavaran (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km (82 mi) NE of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) SSW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan) (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (169 mi) WNW of Iranshahr (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (172 mi) SSE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) SE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (201 mi) WSW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) SE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> 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||72 km||southeastern Iran||USGS|
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