Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 37 km northwest of Mīnāb, Hormozgan, Iran, on Friday, 26 September 2008 at 15:52 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 26 Sep 2008 15:52:21 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.33°N / 56.79°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (243 km / 151 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) ENE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (155 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (248 mi) NE of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
447 km (278 mi) NNW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> 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||20 km||southern Iran||USGS|
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