Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Savu Sea, 49 km northwest of Pante Makasar, Oecusse, Timor-Leste, on Friday, March 9, 1951 at 19:44 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.931°S / 124.027°E↗ (Savu Sea, Timor-Leste)
Antipode: 8.931°N / 55.973°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sirung (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
49 km (31 mi) NW of Pante Macassar (pop: 4,730) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara, Indonesia) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu, Indonesia) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) NNW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan, Indonesia) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (82 mi) W of Maliana (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (84 mi) WSW of Maubara (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Suai (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) NNE of Kupang (Indonesia) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) WSW of Likisa (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) WSW of Delhi (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.7||35 km||Kepulauan Alor, Indonesia (Timor-Leste)||USGS|
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