Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 23 km northwest of Pulau Baringin Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, March 6, 1955 at 06:18 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 38 km depth
Depth: 38.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.812°S / 100.454°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.812°N / 79.546°W
Nearest volcano: Kerinci (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) S of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SSE of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) S of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
512 km (318 mi) SW of Singapore (Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (321 mi) SW of Batam (pop: 1,164,400) --> See nearby quakes!
862 km (535 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.1||38 km||southern Sumatra, Indonesia||USGS|
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