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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 42 km west of Labuan, Kabupaten Pandeglang, Banten, Indonesia, on Friday, June 24, 1949 at 22:38 GMT

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 42 km west of Labuan, Kabupaten Pandeglang, Banten, Indonesia, on Friday, June 24, 1949 at 22:38 GMT Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - 42 km west of Labuan, Kabupaten Pandeglang, Banten, Indonesia, on Friday, June 24, 1949 at 22:38 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 60 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 24, 1949 22:38:49 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.381°S / 105.449°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode6.381°N / 74.551°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKrakatau (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities42 km (26 mi) W of Labuan (Kabupaten Pandeglang) (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) W of Pandeglang (pop: 92,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Serang (pop: 164,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (55 mi) W of Rangkasbitung (pop: 126,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) WSW of Kresek (pop: 110,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) SSE of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
118 km (73 mi) W of Cikupa (pop: 174,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) WSW of Pasarkemis (pop: 154,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (97 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
246 km (153 mi) WNW of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.360 kmSunda Strait, IndonesiaUSGS
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