Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 28 April 1989 at 21:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 28 April 1989 at 21:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 28 Apr 1989 09:09:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.1
Profondeur: 32.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.21°S / 101.37°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Bukit Tiga (140 km / 87 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km WSW de Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
152 km WSW de Curup (pop: 46,200)
194 km WSW de Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
209 km W de Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400)
240 km S de Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
246 km WSW de Lahat (pop: 65,900)
646 km WNW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
753 km WNW de Bandung (pop: 1,699,700)
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!) More info
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M 6.132 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 28 April 21:09 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 01 May 1989 08:45 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    30.6 km (19 mi) depth
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Apr 1989 22:13 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 28 April 1989 at 21:09 (GMT)
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