Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia viernes, 08 dic. 1972

Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia viernes, 08 dic. 1972

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 29 km depth

Fecha & hora: 8 Dec 1972 06:13:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitud: 6.1
Profundidad: 28.9 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 1,905°S / 99,637°E (Indonesia)
Volcán mas cercano: Talang (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km al SW de Padang (pop: 840,400)
153 km al SSW de Pariaman (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 92,200)
167 km al SW de Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
195 km al SSW de Bukittinggi (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 98,700)
196 km al W de Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
218 km al SSW de Payakumbuh (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 121,600)
588 km al SW de Singapore (Singapur) (pop: 3,547,800)
932 km al WNW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Fuente primaria de datos: USGS
Energía liberada estimada: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [aprende más]
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M 6.129 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the M 6.1 terremoto: Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia Fri, 8 Dec 18h13

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 29 mar 1973 06:20 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    50 km (31,1 mi) depth
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 feb 1973 14:49 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 feb 1973 21:57 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 feb 1973 21:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 feb 1973 10:31 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20,5 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 dic 1972 13:57 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    31,5 km (19,6 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Fuerte terremoto magnitud 6.1 - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia viernes, 08 dic. 1972
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