Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 8 April 1971 at 07:45 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 8 April 1971 at 07:45 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 75 km depth

Date & time: 8 Apr 1971 07:45:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Profondeur: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.33°S / 102.285°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Kaba (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
59 km S de Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
99 km SSW de Curup (Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
112 km WSW de Pagar Alam (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 70,400)
132 km SSW de Lubuklinggau (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 148,200)
152 km WSW de Lahat (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 65,900)
210 km W de Baturaja (Kabupaten Ogan Komering Ulu, Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 134,800)
547 km WNW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
649 km SSW de Singapore (Singapour) (pop: 3,547,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.075 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 8 April 07:45 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 03 Apr 1973 17:22 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Apr 1973 23:15 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    98 km (60.9 mi) depth
    |
    70 km (43 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 1973 03:16 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    89 km (55.3 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Feb 1973 05:31 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    107 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Aug 1972 10:37 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    90 km (55.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 8 April 1971 at 07:45 (GMT)

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