Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 72 km north of Siberut Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Wednesday, May 8, 1946 at 05:20 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.746°S / 99.096°E↗ (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 0.746°N / 80.904°W↗
Nearest volcano: Maninjau (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km (71 mi) W of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) W of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) W of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) WSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) S of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) S of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) WSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
520 km (323 mi) SSW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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