Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Savu Sea, 18 km northwest of Pulau Semau Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Wednesday, January 14, 1970 at 02:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.169°S / 123.233°E↗ (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 10.169°N / 56.767°W↗
Nearest volcano: Ililabalekan (181 km / 112 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (25 mi) W of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) WSW of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) WSW of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) SSE of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) SW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) SW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
330 km (205 mi) E of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
412 km (256 mi) ESE of Labuan Bajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||25 km||Timor region, Indonesia||USGS|
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