Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 45 km northwest of Bojnourd, North Khorasan, Iran, on Wednesday, 11 August 2010 at 17:26 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 14.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 37.799°N / 57.017°E (North Khorasan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) NW of Bojnourd (pop: 192,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SSW of Baharly (Bäherden, Ahal, Turkmenistan) (pop: 23,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) NNW of Esfarāyen (pop: 59,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WNW of Shīrvān (pop: 82,800) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) W of Achgabat (Ashgabat, Turkmenistan) (pop: 727,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WNW of Qūchān (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 111,800) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) ENE of Gonbad-e Kāvūs (Golestan) (pop: 131,400) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) NNW of Sabzevar (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 226,200) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (176 mi) NW of Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan) (pop: 2,307,200) --> See nearby quakes!
551 km (342 mi) ENE of Tehran (Tehrān) (pop: 7,153,300) --> 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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|5.0||15 km||Turkmenistan-Iran border region||USGS|
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