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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Date & time: Tuesday, 10 January 2012 18:36 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.433°N / 93.21°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
1794 km (1115 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 10 Jan 18:36 UTCM 7.2 / 19 kmOff the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia), 10 Jan 2012 18:36

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (270 quakes):
  • 17 Dec 2013 14:21 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    32.6 km (20.3 mi) depth
    |
    75 km (46 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2013 22:46 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    29.5 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Nov 2013 17:18 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    87 km (54 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 08 Aug 2013 21:52 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    27.6 km (17.1 mi) depth
    |
    85 km (53 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2013 15:53 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    30.1 km (18.7 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Jun 2013 11:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    115 km (72 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 May 2013 08:21 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    29.5 km (18.3 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Apr 2013 06:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    30.8 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Mar 2013 15:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    30.5 km (19 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Feb 2013 12:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Jan 2013 16:41 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    25.2 km (15.7 mi) depth
    |
    104 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 2013 16:41 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    116 km (72 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Dec 2012 21:19 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    152 km (95 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 16 Dec 2012 02:42 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    158 km (98 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 24 Nov 2012 13:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (85 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 15 Nov 2012 20:30 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Tuesday, 10 January 2012

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