Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 84 km southwest of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 19, 1970 at 10:38 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 42 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 42.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.542°S / 99.885°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.542°N / 80.115°W
Nearest volcano: Talang (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) SW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) SW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
287 km (178 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) NW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
931 km (578 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.2||42 km||Kepulauan Mentawai region, Indonesia||USGS|
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