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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 28 km northeast of Pulau Karangjajar Island, Indonesia, on Saturday, November 9, 1974 at 19:10 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 28 km northeast of Pulau Karangjajar Island, Indonesia, on Saturday, November 9, 1974 at 19:10 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 28 km northeast of Pulau Karangjajar Island, Indonesia, on Saturday, November 9, 1974 at 19:10 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 51 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 9, 1974 19:10:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude6.498°S / 105.342°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode6.498°N / 74.658°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKrakatau (45 km / 28 mi)
Nearby towns and cities56 km (35 mi) WSW of Labuan (Kabupaten Pandeglang) (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Pandeglang (pop: 92,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (62 mi) WSW of Serang (pop: 164,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
101 km (63 mi) W of Rangkasbitung (pop: 126,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) WSW of Kresek (pop: 110,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) WSW of Cikupa (pop: 174,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (85 mi) WSW of Pasarkemis (pop: 154,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
255 km (158 mi) W of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 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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6.151 kmSunda Strait, IndonesiaUSGS
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