Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 58 km east of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Monday, May 18, 1987 at 07:23 GMT
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.229°S / 100.033°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.229°N / 79.967°W
Nearest volcano: Kerinci (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) SSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) SSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (189 mi) NW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
343 km (213 mi) SSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
876 km (544 mi) WNW 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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||33 km||Kepulauan Mentawai region, Indonesia||USGS|
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