Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 234 km southwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Thursday, 25 August 1938 at 01:28 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 25 Aug 1938 01:28:04 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.707°S / 101.371°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
234 km (145 mi) SSW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SSW of Curup (pop: 46,200) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) SW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (196 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
322 km (200 mi) SW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) WSW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
405 km (252 mi) SW of Prabumulih (pop: 103,500) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) W of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) SW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
608 km (378 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||15 km||southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia||USGS|
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