Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake - 9.3 km east of Solok, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, June 9, 1943 at 03:06 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.8 earthquake at 10 km depth
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.827°S / 100.736°E↗ (Sumatra Barat, Indonesia)
Antipode: 0.827°N / 79.264°W↗
Nearest volcano: Talang (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) ESE of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ENE of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SE of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
419 km (260 mi) SW of Singapore (SG.01, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800) --> See nearby quakes!
454 km (282 mi) SSW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
503 km (312 mi) WNW of Palembang (South Sumatra) (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
905 km (562 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1016 joules (8784 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.6 x 106 tons of TNT or 472.4 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.8||10 km||southern Sumatra, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 05 Jan 1944 21:12 UTC| M 6.6 |45 km (28 mi) depth|239 km (149 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 94 km south of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, January 5, 1944 at 21:12 (GMT)