Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 32 km northwest of Kerman, Iran, on Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 22:55 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 7 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 6.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.544°N / 56.943°E↗ (Kerman, Iran)
Antipode: 30.544°S / 123.057°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gandom Beryan (104 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
32 km (20 mi) NNW of Kerman (pop: 577,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SE of Zarand (pop: 59,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NNE of Bardsīr (Bardsir) (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) S of Rāvar (pop: 40,200) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Shahrak-e Pābedānā (pop: 6,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) E of Rafsanjān (pop: 147,700) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) NE of Sīrjān (pop: 207,600) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) ENE of Shahr-e Bābak (pop: 52,400) --> See nearby quakes!
210 km (131 mi) NW of Bam (pop: 99,300) --> See nearby quakes!
770 km (478 mi) SE of Tehran (pop: 7,153,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||6.5 km||central Iran||USGS|
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