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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia on Thursday, 31 August 2017 - information

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 92 km southwest of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 17:06 GMT

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 92 km southwest of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 17:06 GMT Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 92 km southwest of Padang, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 17:06 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 61 km depth

31 Aug 17:10 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 3 minutes.
Aug 31 17:11: Magnitude recalculated from 6.3 to 6.2.
Aug 31 17:13: Magnitude recalculated from 6.2 to 6.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 61.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 31, 2017 17:06:56 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 61.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.34°S / 99.63°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.34°N / 80.37°W
Nearest volcano: Talang (118 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) WSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) SW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
289 km (179 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) NW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
967 km (601 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) WSW of Sumatra Island (pop: 50,365,500) --> See nearby quakes!
354 km (220 mi) SE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.161 kmSouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

User reports for this quake (16)

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Bukittinggi/Padang / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Still awake that time. Felt strong and long. Our chickens fell out of their cage cause door was not stable. Our cock disapeared and did not even return in daytime. Kids did not wake up cause they were probably very tired...was frightening how strong is th  
Bukittinggi, West Sumatra (140.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up while sleeping, lastrs quite a long time, second was shorter  
Wolvega, Netherland (10373.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Petaling Jaya Malaysia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sitting on the chair and suddenly i felt my chair shaking and very quite long. Water in a glass on a table also shaking.For info I was at office 5th floor at that moment.  
(Indonesia, 65 km E of epicenter) : Walls and Furniture shaking (reported through EMSC)  
George Town (Malaysia, 726 km N of epicenter) : I can felt it at Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia. (reported through EMSC)  
Singapore (Singapore, 534 km NE of epicenter) : Was doing work on computer when I felt the chair shaking. The pendant lights in my living room were shaking as well. (reported through EMSC)  
(Singapore, 525 km NE of epicenter) : Swaying of chair and pendant lights. (reported through EMSC)  
(Singapore, 525 km NE of epicenter) : Bed mildly waves for a sec (reported through EMSC)  
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 516 km NE of epicenter) : Slightly shaking in bed (reported through EMSC)  
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 515 km NE of epicenter) : Felt in Kuala Lumpur. Sentito bene a Kuala Lumpur. (reported through EMSC)  
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia, 507 km NE of epicenter) : I can feel the earth quake in Kelana Jaya, Selangor. (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 155 km NE of epicenter) : Enough to wake me from sleep and long enough to make me panicked (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 136 km NE of epicenter) : I'm now in Payakumbuh and this tremor feels quite strong. Lamp shaking, and you can felt it when you are standing. (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 71 km E of epicenter) : Kencang (reported through EMSC)  
(Indonesia, 68 km E of epicenter) : Gemapa sangat kuat (reported through EMSC)  
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