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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 56 km west of Pulau Baringin Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Friday, Sep 9, 1955 at 9:42 am (GMT +0)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 56 km west of Pulau Baringin Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Friday, Sep 9, 1955 at 9:42 am (GMT +0)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 41 km depth

Date & time: Sep 9, 1955 09:42:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Friday, Sep 9, 1955 at 9:42 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 40.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.995°S / 100.141°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.995°N / 79.859°W
Nearest volcano: Talang (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) SSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) NW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (195 mi) SSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
879 km (546 mi) WNW 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!) | about seismic energy
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6.041 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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