Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 18 km south of Pulau Aurgadang Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, February 22, 2004 at 06:46 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 42 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 42.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.559°S / 100.488°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.559°N / 79.512°W
Nearest volcano: Talang (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) SSE of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) SSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSE of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) S of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
490 km (305 mi) SW of Singapore (Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (308 mi) SW of Batam (pop: 1,164,400) --> See nearby quakes!
875 km (544 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.0||42 km||southern Sumatra, Indonesia||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Apr 9, 2004 01:55|
18 years ago
|Indian Ocean, 18 km S of Pulau Aurgadang Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia||More|
|Mar 19, 2004 06:40|
18 years ago
|Indian Ocean, 37 km NW of Pulau Baringin Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia||More|