Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 17 September 2007 at 15:55 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 17 September 2007 at 15:55 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 17 Sep 2007 03:55:40 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 25.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.645°S / 100.767°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (151 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km (104 mi) W of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
190 km (118 mi) SSW of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
196 km (122 mi) W of Curup (Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
236 km (147 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 148,200)
278 km (173 mi) W of Pagar Alam (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 70,400)
303 km (188 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400)
647 km (402 mi) SSW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
732 km (455 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.125 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 17 September 15:55 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 07 Nov 2007 11:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    31.6 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Oct 2007 05:25 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    29.7 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2007 16:25 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    27.6 km (17.1 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2007 14:24 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2007 23:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2007 22:27 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    26.7 km (16.6 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2007 22:23 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 17 September 2007 at 15:55 (GMT)
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