Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - 30 km northeast of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan, Iran, on Friday, 20 May 1977 at 17:37 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 20 May 1977 17:37:38 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.289°N / 56.565°E (Hormozgan, Iran)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NE of Qeshm (pop: 25,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Mīnāb (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) ENE of Bandar-e Lengeh (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SSE of Sīrjān (Kerman) (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) SE of Dārāb (Fars) (pop: 63,300) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) SW of Bam (Kerman) (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
337 km (209 mi) S of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) NE of Abu Dabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) (pop: 603,500) --> See nearby quakes!
471 km (293 mi) ESE of Shiraz (Fars) (pop: 1,249,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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