Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 8 May 1946 at 05:20 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 8 May 1946 at 05:20 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 8 May 1946 05:20:27 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.3
Profondeur: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.746°S / 99.096°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Maninjau (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
115 km W de Pariaman (Banas Kantha, West Sumatra) (pop: 92,200)
142 km W de Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
150 km WSW de Bukittinggi (Passos, West Sumatra) (pop: 98,700)
174 km W de Solok (Asadābād, West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
181 km WSW de Payakumbuh (Panch Mahals, West Sumatra) (pop: 121,600)
237 km S de Padangsidempuan (Hoshangabad, North Sumatra) (pop: 100,600)
575 km WSW de Singapore (Oyo State, Singapour) (pop: 3,547,800)
1053 km NW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.335 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Major magnitude. 7.3 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 8 May 1946 at 05:20 (GMT)
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