Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 269 km south of Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Monday, 18 May 1953 at 08:15 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 18 May 1953 08:15:24 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.218°S / 102.129°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
269 km (167 mi) S of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) SSW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (194 mi) SSW of Lahat (pop: 65,900) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (201 mi) SW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) WSW of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (231 mi) WSW of Metro (pop: 149,500) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) W of Serang (pop: 164,800) --> See nearby quakes!
468 km (291 mi) SW of Palembang (pop: 1,441,500) --> See nearby quakes!
521 km (324 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||20 km||southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia||USGS|
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