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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday, 18 April 1992

Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday, 18 April 1992
Date & time: Saturday, 18 April 1992 09:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.6
Depth: 29.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.454°S / 103.001°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Semuning (Ranau caldera) (123 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
161 km (100 mi) S of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400)
191 km (119 mi) SW of Tanjungagung (pop: 53,100)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Lahat (pop: 65,900)
196 km (122 mi) SW of Baturaja (pop: 134,800)
434 km (269 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1014 joules (139 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 105 tons of TNT or 7.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 18 Apr 09:16 UTCM 6.6 / 29.3 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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User reports for this quake

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Aftershocks of the 6.6 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 Apr 1992 09:16 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 25 Sep 1992 08:57 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    28.6 km (17.8 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 1992 14:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    26.7 km (16.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Aug 1992 02:09 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    36.5 km (22.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 1992 12:27 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    46.6 km (29 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1992 00:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35.7 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 1992 19:26 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    109.3 km (67.9 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 1992 14:28 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    32.1 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.6 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday, 18 April 1992

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