Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Savu Sea, 104 km southeast of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, on Sunday, November 5, 1972 at 00:05 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 35 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.624°S / 122.185°E (Savu Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 9.624°N / 57.815°W
Nearest volcano: Iya (101 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
104 km (65 mi) SE of Ende (pop: 77,200) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) S of Maumere (pop: 47,600) --> See nearby quakes!
167 km (104 mi) WNW of Kupang (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) E of Waingapu (pop: 48,800) --> See nearby quakes!
220 km (137 mi) ESE of Ruteng (Kabupaten Manggarai) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) W of Soe (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Selatan) (pop: 27,700) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (157 mi) W of Kefamenanu (Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara) (pop: 29,500) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) ESE of Labuanbajo (pop: 188,700) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) WSW of Atambua (Kabupaten Belu) (pop: 35,800) --> See nearby quakes!
391 km (243 mi) WSW of Delhi (Timor-Leste) (pop: 150,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 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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|6.1||35 km||Savu Sea (Indonesia)||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jan 21, 1973 00:00|
49 years ago
|Savu Sea, 82 km SE of Ende, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia||More|