Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake - 111 km southeast of Bam, Kerman, Iran, on Monday, 20 December 2010 at 18:41 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 12 km depth
Date & time: 20 Dec 2010 18:41:59 UTC
Depth: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 28.412°N / 59.18°E (Kerman, Iran)
Nearest volcano: Shahsavaran (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
111 km (69 mi) SE of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) NW of Iranshahr (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 131,200) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (125 mi) W of Khāsh (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 69,600) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SW of Zahedan (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 552,000) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) NE of Mīnāb (Hormozgan) (pop: 70,800) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) NNW of Qasr-e-Qand (Sistan and Baluchestan) (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) SE of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
316 km (196 mi) ENE of Bandar Abbas (Hormozgan) (pop: 352,200) --> See nearby quakes!
360 km (223 mi) ESE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) SE of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.7||12 km||southeastern Iran||USGS|
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