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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Pulau Betuah, 115 km west of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 28, 1985 at 23:10 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Pulau Betuah, 115 km west of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 28, 1985 at 23:10 GMT Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Pulau Betuah, 115 km west of Bandar Lampung, Indonesia, on Saturday, December 28, 1985 at 23:10 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 28, 1985 23:10:53 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.2
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude5.801°S / 104.288°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode5.801°N / 75.712°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTanggamus (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities115 km (72 mi) WSW of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) SSW of Kotabumi (pop: 42,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
136 km (85 mi) SW of Metro (pop: 149,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SW of Terbanggi Besar (pop: 52,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
182 km (113 mi) WNW of Labuan (Kabupaten Pandeglang) (pop: 33,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
186 km (116 mi) S of Baturaja (pop: 134,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) WNW of Pandeglang (pop: 92,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) W of Serang (pop: 164,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
287 km (178 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
387 km (241 mi) WNW of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.233 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 14, 1986 15:54
36 years ago
4.3

114 km
63 km N of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
May 12, 1986 00:42
36 years ago
4.6

67 km
Pulau Betuah, 105 km SW of Bandar Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Apr 22, 1986 21:25
36 years ago
4.8

33 km
41 km SE of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Apr 16, 1986 19:56
36 years ago
4.7

75 km
95 km NW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Mar 25, 1986 17:10
36 years ago
5.8

47 km
51 km SW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Feb 13, 1986 13:34
36 years ago
4.5

48 km
68 km NW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Feb 10, 1986 15:31
36 years ago
4.6

83 km
57 km NW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Feb 5, 1986 18:00
36 years ago
5.1

33 km
Pulau Betuah, 118 km SW of Bandar Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Jan 10, 1986 14:27
36 years ago
4.6

33 km
43 km W of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 1986 13:23
37 years ago
4.6

33 km
28 km W of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Jan 3, 1986 07:53
37 years ago
4.6

33 km
30 km NW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Jan 2, 1986 17:57
37 years ago
4.4

85 km
49 km NW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Dec 31, 1985 09:38
37 years ago
5.1

33 km
21 km NW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Dec 30, 1985 20:37
37 years ago
4.6

33 km
53 km NW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 1985 16:24
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
41 km W of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 1985 06:39
37 years ago
5.4

33 km
24 km W of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Dec 29, 1985 04:22
37 years ago
4.6

33 km
22 km N of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore

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