Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2007 at 22:27 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2007 at 22:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 27 km depth

Date & time: 23 Sep 2007 10:27:46 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 26.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.596°S / 100.835°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
160 km (100 mi) W of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
182 km (113 mi) SSW of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
188 km (117 mi) W of Curup (Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
227 km (141 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 148,200)
272 km (169 mi) W of Pagar Alam (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 70,400)
299 km (186 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400)
638 km (397 mi) SSW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
727 km (452 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.127 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 23 September 22:27 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 07 Nov 2007 11:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    31.6 km (19.6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Oct 2007 05:25 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    29.7 km (18.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2007 16:25 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    27.6 km (17.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Oct 2007 14:24 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Sep 2007 08:07 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Sep 2007 23:24 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    39.8 km (24.7 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 23 September 2007 at 22:27 (GMT)
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