Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Saturday, 27 January 1973 at 13:08 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 55 km depth
Depth: 55.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.115°S / 123.931°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Ambang (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2014 km (1252 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> 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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|M 6.0||55 km||Sulawesi, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Sulawesi, Indonesia, 27 January 1973 13:08 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 28 Feb 1973 23:07 UTC| M 5.5 |87 km (54.1 mi) depth|52 km (33 mi) distance| USGS | Details