Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 76 km northwest of Bukittinggi, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Saturday, November 7, 1964 at 18:37 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 76 km northwest of Bukittinggi, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Saturday, November 7, 1964 at 18:37 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 76 km northwest of Bukittinggi, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Saturday, November 7, 1964 at 18:37 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 100 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 7, 1964 18:37:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude0.236°N / 99.954°E (Sumatra Barat, Indonesia)
Antipode0.236°S / 80.046°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTalakmau (18 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities76 km (47 mi) NW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (56 mi) WNW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) N of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (86 mi) NNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
139 km (87 mi) NW of Solok (pop: 48,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) SSE of Padangsidempuan (North Sumatra) (pop: 100,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
154 km (96 mi) NW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
168 km (105 mi) W of Pekanbaru (Riau) (pop: 704,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
376 km (234 mi) SSW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
399 km (248 mi) SSE of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.1100 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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