Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 18 December 1931 at 09:49 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 18 December 1931 at 09:49 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 18 Dec 1931 09:49:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.197°S / 102.191°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Semuning (Ranau caldera) (243 km / 151 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
267 km (166 mi) S of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
268 km (167 mi) SSW of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400)
307 km (191 mi) SSW of Lahat (South Sumatra) (pop: 65,900)
318 km (197 mi) SW of Baturaja (South Sumatra) (pop: 134,800)
331 km (206 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
350 km (218 mi) WSW of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300)
515 km (320 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
604 km (375 mi) W of Bandung (West Java) (pop: 1,699,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.320 kmsouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.3 quake Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 December 09:49 UTC

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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 18 December 1931 at 09:49 (GMT)
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