Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 July 1960 at 00:05 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake  - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 July 1960 at 00:05 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 30 km depth

Date & time: 10 Jul 1960 12:05:26 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.404°N / 98.098°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km (104 mi) SSW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700)
170 km (105 mi) SW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600)
212 km (132 mi) S of Singkil (pop: 46,800)
252 km (157 mi) WNW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
265 km (165 mi) WNW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700)
270 km (168 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000)
359 km (223 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1219 km (757 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 6.330 kmNias region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 10 July 1960 at 00:05 (GMT)
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