Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 107 km southeast of Rantauprapat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 18:05 GMT

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 107 km southeast of Rantauprapat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 18:05 GMT Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 107 km southeast of Rantauprapat, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 18:05 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 211 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 11, 1999 18:05:43 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth211.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude1.276°N / 100.322°E (Indonesia)
Antipode1.276°S / 79.678°W
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoSorikmarapi (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities107 km (66 mi) SSE of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
110 km (69 mi) WNW of Balaipungut (pop: 56,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) E of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
132 km (82 mi) WSW of Dumai (pop: 143,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
150 km (93 mi) NW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
170 km (105 mi) NNW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
248 km (154 mi) N of Padang (pop: 840,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
257 km (160 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
316 km (196 mi) SE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
392 km (244 mi) W of Singapur (Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800) | 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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6.2211 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Apr 6, 2000 06:15
22 years ago

159 km
44 km S of Rantauprapat, North Sumatra, IndonesiaMore

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