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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Nicobar Islands, India Region on Sunday, 26 December 2004

Major mag. 7.2 earthquake  - Nicobar Islands, India Region on Sunday, 26 December 2004
Date & time: Sunday, 26 December 2004 04:21 UTC
Magnitude: 7.2
Depth: 39.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.91°N / 92.958°E (India)
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
Sun, 26 Dec 04:21 UTCM 7.2 / 39.2 kmNicobar Islands, India RegionUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.2 quake: Nicobar Islands, India Region, 26 Dec 2004 04:21

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (149 quakes):
  • 27 Jun 2006 18:07 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    28.8 km (17.9 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Nicobar Islands, India Region on Tuesday, 27 June 2006
  • 21 Jun 2006 12:34 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Nicobar Islands, India Region on Wednesday, 21 June 2006
  • 05 Oct 2005 12:19 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    46.7 km (29 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2005 03:47 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    139 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Sep 2005 11:10 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    31.7 km (19.7 mi) depth
    |
    120 km (75 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Aug 2005 11:22 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    19.2 km (11.9 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 2005 23:43 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    5.1 km (3.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Jul 2005 12:24 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2005 12:43 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    30.9 km (19.2 mi) depth
    |
    124 km (77 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2005 02:17 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    143 km (89 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 2005 16:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    30.7 km (19.1 mi) depth
    |
    161 km (100 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jul 2005 15:42 UTC
    | M 7.2 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    141 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Nicobar Islands, India Region on Sunday, 24 July 2005
  • 13 Jun 2005 19:28 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    20.1 km (12.5 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 May 2005 10:08 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    139 km (86 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 May 2005 11:37 UTC
    | M 6.1 |
    2.5 km (1.6 mi) depth
    |
    169 km (105 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (India) on Wednesday, 18 May 2005
  • 13 May 2005 04:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    28.1 km (17.5 mi) depth
    |
    134 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major mag. 7.2 earthquake - Nicobar Islands, India Region on Sunday, 26 December 2004
 

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