Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Java Sea, 148 km north of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia, on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 05:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Java Sea, 148 km north of Sumbawa Besar, Indonesia, on Friday, February 16, 2001 at 05:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 521 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 16, 2001 05:59:09 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 521.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 7.161°S / 117.488°E (Java Sea, Indonesia)
Antipode: 7.161°N / 62.512°W
Nearest volcano: Tambora (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (87 mi) N of Pototano (Kabupaten Sumbawa) (pop: 5,000) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) N of Sumbawa Besar (pop: 52,700) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) NW of Dompu (pop: 49,000) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) NW of Bima (pop: 67,000) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) NE of Praya (Kabupaten Lombok Tengah) (pop: 35,200) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NE of Matalam (pop: 318,700) --> See nearby quakes!
285 km (177 mi) ENE of Singaraja (pop: 133,800) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) SW of Galesong (pop: 83,100) --> See nearby quakes!
300 km (186 mi) NE of Denpasar (pop: 834,900) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (193 mi) SW of Macassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> 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!) | about seismic energy
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