Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - East Timor Region (Timor-Leste) on Tuesday, January 20, 1959 at 16:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.594°S / 126.693°E↗ (Timor-Leste)
Antipode: 8.594°N / 53.307°W↗
Nearest volcano: Gunung Api Wetar (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) W of Gunung Dilarini (pop: 365) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ESE of Baucau (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) E of Venilale (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) E of Manatuto (pop: 1,920) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) E of Delhi (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) E of Aileu (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (92 mi) E of Likisa (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) E of Maubara (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) ENE of Maliana (pop: 22,000) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) ENE of Suai (pop: 21,500) --> 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!) More info
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|6.0||35 km||East Timor region (Timor-Leste)||USGS|
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