Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Sistan and Baluchestan, 138 km east of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Thursday, 21 August 2003 at 04:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Sistan and Baluchestan, 138 km east of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Thursday, 21 August 2003 at 04:02 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 21 Aug 2003 04:02:09 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 20.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 29.053°N / 59.773°E (Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Shahsavaran (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Noşratābād (pop: 4,180) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (72 mi) WSW of Zahedan (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) E of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) WNW of Khāsh (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) NNW of Iranshahr (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
275 km (171 mi) SW of Zabol (pop: 122,000) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) ESE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
327 km (203 mi) NNW of Qasr-e-Qand (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
339 km (211 mi) NE of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (245 mi) ESE of Rafsanjān (Kerman) (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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5.920 kmsoutheastern IranUSGS
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