Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indonesia, 100 km northeast of Lospalos, Municipio de Lautem, Timor-Leste, on Monday, March 2, 1959 at 09:13 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.143°S / 127.824°E↗ (Indonesia)
Antipode: 8.143°N / 52.176°W↗
Nearest volcano: Wurlali (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) ENE of Lospalos (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,200) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) ENE of Baucau (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) ENE of Venilale (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) E of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (160 mi) ENE of Aileu (Timor-Leste) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (172 mi) E of Likisa (Timor-Leste) (pop: 19,000) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) E of Maubara (Timor-Leste) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) ENE of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
395 km (246 mi) ENE of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
433 km (269 mi) ENE of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> 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!) More info
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|6.1||35 km||East Timor region (Indonesia)||USGS|
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