Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 26 February 1973 at 21:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 26 February 1973 at 21:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 26 Feb 1973 09:57:30 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.762°S / 99.658°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
119 km (74 mi) SW of Padang (pop: 840,400)
137 km (85 mi) SSW of Pariaman (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 92,200)
154 km (96 mi) SW of Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
180 km (112 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 98,700)
195 km (121 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
203 km (126 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (Sumatera Barat) (pop: 121,600)
577 km (358 mi) SW of Singapore (Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
939 km (583 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 5.333 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 26 February 21:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 27 Feb 1973 14:49 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 26 February 1973 at 21:57 (GMT)
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