Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 25 km southwest of Pulau Tanahmasa Island, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 28, 1935 at 02:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 25 km southwest of Pulau Tanahmasa Island, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 28, 1935 at 02:35 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: Dec 28, 1935 02:35:31 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.29°S / 98.255°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 0.29°N / 81.745°W
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
211 km (131 mi) W of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SSW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) SSW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) W of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) WNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (164 mi) W of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
273 km (170 mi) W of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) WSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) S of metan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (335 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.630 kmKepulauan Batu, IndonesiaUSGS
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