Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Savu Sea, 57 km southwest of Pura Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, June 25, 1953 at 10:45 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.552°S / 123.897°E↗ (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.552°N / 56.103°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sirung (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
90 km (56 mi) NW of Pante Macassar (Timor-Leste) (pop: 4,730) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) NNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) WNW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) W of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) NNW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) N of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) W of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) E of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) E of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
441 km (274 mi) E of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.8||25 km||Flores region, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 26 Jun 1953 05:42 UTC| M 6.8 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|14 km (9 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Savu Sea, 43 km southwest of Pura Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Friday, June 26, 1953 at 05:42 (GMT)