Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Flores Sea, 96 km north of Ruteng, Indonesia, on Saturday, 23 April 1949 at 11:15 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 23 Apr 1949 11:15:33 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.763°S / 120.611°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ranakah (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (59 mi) N of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) NE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) NW of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) WNW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) N of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) ENE of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) ENE of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) S of Sinjai (pop: 40,800) --> See nearby quakes!
319 km (198 mi) SSE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
424 km (264 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> 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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|M 6.4||20 km||Flores Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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