Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 120 km southeast of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 08:38 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 27 Jan 2011 08:38:28 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.195°N / 59.015°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Shahsavaran (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (75 mi) SSE of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NW of Iranshahr (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) W of Khāsh (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) ENE of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
276 km (172 mi) NW of Qasr-e-Qand (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan) (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) ESE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) SE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.2||10 km||southeastern Iran||USGS|
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