Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 17 May 1994 at 09:46 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 17 May 1994 at 09:46 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 17 May 1994 09:46:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.902°S / 99.618°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
134 km (83 mi) SW of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
153 km (95 mi) SSW of Pariaman (West Sumatra) (pop: 92,200)
168 km (105 mi) SW of Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
196 km (122 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (West Sumatra) (pop: 98,700)
198 km (123 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
219 km (136 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (West Sumatra) (pop: 121,600)
590 km (366 mi) SW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
934 km (580 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.933 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
M 5.933 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 17 May 09:46 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 11 Jun 1994 17:08 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    41.8 km (26 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 1994 03:04 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 1994 10:26 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    24.3 km (15.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 1994 14:33 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 17 May 1994 at 09:46 (GMT)
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