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1931 Southwest Sumatra earthquake

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Origin time  5:59 UTC
Depth  35 kilometres (22 mi)
Tsunami  1 m
Magnitude  7.3 Mw
Areas affected  Indonesia
1931 Southwest Sumatra earthquake
Date  25 September 1931 (1931-09-25)

The 1931 Southwest Sumatra earthquake occurred on 25 September at 05:59 UTC. It was located between the Enggano Island and Sumatra, Indonesia, then under the rule of Dutch East Indies. It had a magnitude of Mw 7.3, or Ms 7.5.

The earthquake occurred off southwest Sumatra. Some huts were shifted by about 0.5 metre. The earthquake could be felt in Padang, more than 500 km away and in Bandung, about 600 km away. It was reported that the earthquake was even felt in Pamekasan, Madura Island, about 1250 km away. A tsunami of 1 metre high was reported.

References

1931 Southwest Sumatra earthquake Wikipedia


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