Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Friday, 21 November 1969 at 02:05 (GMT)

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Friday, 21 November 1969 at 02:05 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 21 Nov 1969 02:05:38 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.6
Profondeur: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.005°N / 94.489°E (Indonésie)
Nearby towns and cities:
217 km SW de Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
299 km SW de Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
368 km W de Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
404 km SW de Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800)
460 km SW de Lhokseumawe (Aceh) (pop: 89,000)
478 km SW de Binjai (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 228,800)
496 km SW de Medan (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 1,751,000)
1649 km NW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 7.625 kmoff the west coast of northern Sumatra (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) 21 November 02:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 25 Feb 1971 22:14 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    208 km (129 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Friday, 21 November 1969 at 02:05 (GMT)
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