Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 34 km northwest of Rantepao, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Friday, May 7, 1971 at 00:21 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 27 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 26.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.751°S / 119.69°E↗ (Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.751°N / 60.31°W↗
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) NW of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WNW of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNE of Polewali (pop: 58,200) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) E of Mamuju (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) NE of Majene (pop: 37,700) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (87 mi) N of Parepare (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) NNW of Sengkang (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SW of Poso (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (167 mi) N of Macassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
353 km (219 mi) ESE of City of Balikpapan (pop: 700,000) --> 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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