Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 October 2007 at 14:31 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 October 2007 at 14:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: 21 Oct 2007 02:31:31 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 23.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.223°S / 100.613°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
156 km (97 mi) SSW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
194 km (121 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
214 km (133 mi) W of Curup (pop: 46,200)
250 km (155 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
255 km (158 mi) S of Padang (pop: 840,400)
295 km (183 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
767 km (476 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
787 km (489 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.023 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 21 October 14:31 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 16 Dec 2007 09:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    43.6 km (27.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Nov 2007 23:19 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 21 October 2007 at 14:31 (GMT)
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