Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 1 July 1926 at 14:09 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 1 July 1926 at 14:09 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 1 Jul 1926 02:09:01 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.994°S / 101.146°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (70 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
153 km (95 mi) NW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
193 km (120 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 148,200)
244 km (152 mi) SE of Padang (pop: 840,400)
315 km (196 mi) SW of Jambi City (Kota Jambi) (pop: 420,300)
400 km (249 mi) W of Palembang (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 1,441,500)
563 km (350 mi) SW of Singapore (Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
726 km (451 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.825 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 1 July 14:09 UTC

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 1 July 1926 at 14:09 (GMT)
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