Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake - 13 km south of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Friday, 26 December 2003 at 01:56 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.6 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 26 Dec 2003 01:56:52 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.995°N / 58.311°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) SE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (123 mi) ESE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) NNE of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) WSW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) E of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) SE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) SE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan) (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
986 km (613 mi) SE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.6||10 km||southeastern Iran||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 26 Dec 2003 03:06 UTC| M 5.1 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details