Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 30 km east of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, Indonesia, on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 00:16 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 30 km east of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, Indonesia, on Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 00:16 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 101 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 14, 1999 00:16:52 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 101.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.885°S / 104.711°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 5.885°N / 75.289°W
Nearest volcano: Tanggamus (51 km / 32 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) SW of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) SW of Metro (pop: 149,500) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) S of Kotabumi (pop: 42,400) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) SSW of Terbanggi Besar (pop: 52,600) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) WNW of Pandeglang (pop: 92,300) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (100 mi) W of Serang (pop: 164,800) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) WNW of Rangkasbitung (pop: 126,900) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) W of Kresek (pop: 110,200) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
340 km (211 mi) WNW of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.4101 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 1, 1999 07:19
22 years ago
4.4

88 km
76 km SW of Kotabumi, Lampung, IndonesiaMore
Aug 14, 1999 19:38
22 years ago
4.7

56 km
Indian Ocean, 59 km SW of Pulau Betuah Island, Lampung, IndonesiaMore

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