Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 37 km south of Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia, on Friday, November 2, 1979 at 15:53 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 62 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.656°S / 108.252°E↗ (West Java, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.656°N / 71.748°W↗
Nearest volcano: Galunggung (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) S of Kawalu (pop: 50,500) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Tasikmalaya (pop: 271,100) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Singaparna (pop: 48,900) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SSW of Ciamis (pop: 123,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) S of Rajapolah (pop: 39,800) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSW of Kuningan (pop: 72,100) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Paseh (pop: 126,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Sumedang (pop: 200,000) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SE of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) SE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> 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!) More info
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