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M6.2 earthquake - 166km SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia, Friday, 14 September 2012 at 04:51 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 192 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:51 (Asia/Jakarta)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 192 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:51 (Asia/Jakarta) Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 192 km west of Benkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia, on Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:51 (Asia/Jakarta)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 20 km depth

14 Sep 05:15 UTC: First to report: USGS after 23 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 14, 2012 04:51:47 UTC
Local time at epicenterFri, 14 Sep 2012 11:51 (Asia/Jakarta)
Depth19.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude3.3626°S / 100.588°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode3.363°N / 79.412°W
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoKunyit (141 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities171 km (106 mi) SSW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
192 km (120 mi) WNW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
215 km (134 mi) W of Churup (pop: 46,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
253 km (157 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
270 km (168 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
285 km (177 mi) S of Solok (pop: 48,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
310 km (192 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
340 km (212 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
389 km (242 mi) WSW of Jambi City (pop: 420,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
763 km (474 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
406 km (252 mi) SSW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
6.220 km166km SSW of Sungaipenuh, IndonesiaUSGS
6.133 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
6.20 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
6.138 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaBMKG
shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Dec 15, 2012 19:16
10 years ago

20 km
Indian Ocean, 207 km W of Benkulu, Bengkulu, IndonesiaMore
Nov 3, 2012 02:10
11 years ago

39 km
Indian Ocean, 167 km W of Benkulu, Bengkulu, IndonesiaMore
Oct 20, 2012 16:29
11 years ago

10 km
Indian Ocean, 195 km W of Benkulu, Bengkulu, IndonesiaMore
Sep 14, 2012 06:04
11 years ago

60 km
Indian Ocean, 222 km W of Benkulu, Bengkulu, IndonesiaMore

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