Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Flores Sea, 44 km north of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 16 March 1961 at 13:45 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 45 km depth
Date & time: 16 Mar 1961 13:45:36 UTC
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.453°S / 121.71°E (Flores Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Paluweh (15 km / 9 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) N of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WNW of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) E of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) E of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) NE of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
283 km (176 mi) NW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) E of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
425 km (264 mi) W of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) SE of Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> See nearby quakes!
445 km (277 mi) SE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||45 km||Flores region, Indonesia||USGS|
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- 16 Mar 1961 18:21 UTC| M 6.0 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 35 km north of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Thursday, 16 March 1961 at 18:21 (GMT)