Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 48 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Wednesday, 30 March 1977 at 08:29 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 48 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Wednesday, 30 March 1977 at 08:29 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 43 km depth

Date & time: 30 Mar 1977 08:29:15 UTC
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.568°N / 56.512°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Qal'eh Hasan Ali (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
48 km (30 mi) NNE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NNE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) NW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) NE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
249 km (155 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
307 km (191 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) NNE of Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
482 km (300 mi) NNW of Muscat (Oman) (pop: 797,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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4.443 kmsouthern IranUSGS
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