Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 303 km south of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday, May 12, 1957 at 11:29 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.89°S / 107.362°E↗ (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.89°N / 72.638°W↗
Nearest volcano: Mandalagiri (172 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
189 km (117 mi) S of Banjar (pop: 37,300) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) SSW of Singaparna (pop: 48,900) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSW of Kawalu (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) SSW of Tasikmalaya (pop: 271,100) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SSW of Paseh (pop: 126,200) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) SSW of Ciamis (pop: 123,600) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) S of Banjaran (pop: 165,000) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) S of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) --> See nearby quakes!
251 km (156 mi) NE of Flying Fish Cove (Christmas Island) (pop: 500) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) S of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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