Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 December 1972 at 18:13 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 December 1972 at 18:13 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 29 km depth

Date & time: 8 Dec 1972 06:13:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Profondeur: 28.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.905°S / 99.637°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Talang (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
133 km SW de Padang (pop: 840,400)
153 km SSW de Pariaman (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 92,200)
167 km SW de Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
195 km SSW de Bukittinggi (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 98,700)
196 km W de Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
218 km SSW de Payakumbuh (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 121,600)
588 km SW de Singapore (Singapour) (pop: 3,547,800)
932 km WNW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.129 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 8 December 18:13 UTC

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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 Dec 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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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 December 1972 at 18:13 (GMT)
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