Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Sulawesi Meridionale, 147 km southeast of Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 at 13:33 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Sulawesi Meridionale, 147 km southeast of Poso, Sulawesi Centrale, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 at 13:33 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

Date & time: 15 Feb 2011 13:33:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 16.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.497°S / 121.483°E (Sulawesi Meridionale, Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
147 km (91 mi) SE of Poso (Central Sulawesi) (pop: 47,100) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) ENE of Palopo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) ENE of Rantepao (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) NW of Kendari (Southeast Sulawesi) (pop: 195,000) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NE of Sengkang (pop: 59,500) --> See nearby quakes!
252 km (156 mi) SE of Palu (Central Sulawesi) (pop: 282,400) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) NNE of Watampone (pop: 81,600) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (166 mi) NE of Parepare (pop: 140,000) --> See nearby quakes!
373 km (231 mi) NE of Makassar (pop: 1,321,700) --> See nearby quakes!
580 km (360 mi) SW of Manado (North Sulawesi) (pop: 451,900) --> 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!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.116 kmSulawesi, IndonesiaUSGS
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