Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 30 km northwest of Pulau Umang Island, Banten, Indonesia, on Monday, December 16, 1963 at 01:51 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 45 km depth
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.399°S / 105.431°E↗ (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 6.399°N / 74.569°W↗
Nearest volcano: Krakatau (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (27 mi) W of Labuan (Kabupaten Pandeglang) (pop: 33,600) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) W of Pandeglang (pop: 92,300) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WSW of Serang (pop: 164,800) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) W of Rangkasbitung (pop: 126,900) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) WSW of Kresek (pop: 110,200) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) S of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) W of Cikupa (pop: 174,000) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) WNW of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (279 mi) N of Flying Fish Cove (Christmas Island) (pop: 500) --> 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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|6.5||45 km||Sunda Strait, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 10 Jun 1964 19:48 UTC| M 5.7 |80 km (49.7 mi) depth|67 km (41 mi) distance| USGS | Details