Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 July 1972 at 17:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 July 1972 at 17:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 37 km depth

Date & time: 16 Jul 1972 05:09:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Profondeur: 36.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.136°S / 100.89°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Kunyit (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
132 km SSW de Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
170 km WNW de Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
185 km W de Curup (pop: 46,200)
220 km W de Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
250 km SSE de Padang (pop: 840,400)
293 km SSE de Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
429 km W de Palembang (pop: 1,441,500)
744 km WNW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.037 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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