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Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 31 km southwest of Pulau Nyamuk Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 22, 1918 at 09:55 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 31 km southwest of Pulau Nyamuk Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, September 22, 1918 at 09:55 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: Sep 22, 1918 09:55:00 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.457°S / 100.09°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.457°N / 79.91°W
Nearest volcano: Talang (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) SW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) NW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
917 km (570 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.535 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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