Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 50 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Tuesday, 20 February 2007 at 09:23 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 22 km depth
Date & time: 20 Feb 2007 09:23:18 UTC
Depth: 22.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.558°N / 56.573°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
50 km (31 mi) NE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (142 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) ESE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
408 km (254 mi) NNE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
456 km (283 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||22 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Mar 2007 20:04 UTC| M 3.8 |10 km (6.2 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details