Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2007 at 14:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2007 at 14:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 23 Sep 2007 02:13:43 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 28.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.135°S / 99.935°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
162 km (101 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
169 km (105 mi) SSW of Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
170 km (106 mi) S of Pariaman (West Sumatra) (pop: 92,200)
209 km (130 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (West Sumatra) (pop: 98,700)
227 km (141 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (West Sumatra) (pop: 121,600)
578 km (359 mi) SW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
891 km (553 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.528 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 23 September 14:13 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Oct 2007 19:56 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2007 at 14:13 (GMT)
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