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)
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Very strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.462°S / 123.992°E↗ (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.462°N / 56.008°W↗
Nearest volcano: Sirung (16 km / 10 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) NNW of Pante Macassar (Timor-Leste) (pop: 4,730) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NNW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
122 km (76 mi) NW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) WNW of Maliana (Timor-Leste) (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) NNW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
174 km (108 mi) W of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) NNE of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) E of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (161 mi) E of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
595 km (370 mi) SE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> 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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