Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 38 km north of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 14:46 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 38 km north of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 14:46 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 22 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 24, 2008 14:46:21 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.405°S / 99.931°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.405°N / 80.069°W
Nearest volcano: Kerinci (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
167 km (104 mi) WSW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
200 km (124 mi) S of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) S of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (188 mi) WNW of Benkulu (pop: 309,700) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) SSW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
876 km (544 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.522 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (42 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 9, 2008 04:09
13 years ago
4.1

35 km
Indian Ocean, 10.8 km S of Pulau Ngiau Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jul 24, 2008 21:57
13 years ago
4.4

45 km
Indian Ocean, 52 km NE of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jul 20, 2008 04:35
14 years ago
4.6

27 km
Indian Ocean, 39 km N of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jul 8, 2008 20:39
14 years ago
4.4

35 km
Pulau Pittojat, 156 km SW of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jul 7, 2008 17:58
14 years ago
4.2

35 km
Indian Ocean, 20 km NE of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jun 30, 2008 00:56
14 years ago
4.3

40 km
Indian Ocean, 76 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 26, 2008 05:29
14 years ago
4.1

35 km
Indian Ocean, 84 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, IndonesiaMore
Jun 20, 2008 20:47
14 years ago
4.3

28 km
Indian Ocean, 50 km NE of Pulau Siruso Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jun 17, 2008 16:02
14 years ago
4.2

25 km
Indian Ocean, 13 km W of Pulau Petojetsabu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jun 6, 2008 23:11
14 years ago
4.6

29 km
Pulau Siabusabeu, 192 km S of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jun 5, 2008 00:22
14 years ago
4.3

28 km
Indian Ocean, 29 km NW of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jun 3, 2008 22:49
14 years ago
5.2

35 km
Indian Ocean, 50 km E of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
May 15, 2008 11:37
14 years ago
4.6

35 km
Indian Ocean, 28 km NW of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
May 15, 2008 11:27
14 years ago
4.5

35 km
Indian Ocean, 32 km N of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
May 10, 2008 22:51
14 years ago
4.1

35 km
Indian Ocean, 23 km SW of Pulau Baringin Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
May 5, 2008 09:52
14 years ago
4.6

35 km
Indian Ocean, 55 km NE of Pulau Siruso Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Apr 22, 2008 01:46
14 years ago
4.5

35 km
Pulau Pittojat, 156 km SW of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Apr 18, 2008 02:01
14 years ago
4.3

35 km
Indian Ocean, 14 km E of Pulau Karangmajat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Apr 14, 2008 10:21
14 years ago
4.2

35 km
Indian Ocean, 47 km NE of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Apr 8, 2008 14:58
14 years ago
4.5

35 km
Indian Ocean, 14 km W of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 25, 2008 03:22
14 years ago
4.5

35 km
Indian Ocean, 26 km NE of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 24, 2008 19:22
14 years ago
4.5

35 km
Indian Ocean, 90 km SW of Sungai Penuh, Jambi, IndonesiaMore
Mar 23, 2008 03:52
14 years ago
4.2

40 km
Indian Ocean, 58 km NE of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 20, 2008 15:57
14 years ago
4.1

35 km
Pulau Siruso, 205 km S of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 9, 2008 09:16
14 years ago
4.6

35 km
181 km S of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 6, 2008 03:36
14 years ago
5.3

35 km
Indian Ocean, 32 km E of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 5, 2008 13:26
14 years ago
4.1

28 km
Indian Ocean, 56 km E of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 3, 2008 02:37
14 years ago
6.2

25 km
Indian Ocean, 34 km E of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 1, 2008 22:25
14 years ago
4.0

35 km
Indian Ocean, 34 km NE of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 27, 2008 10:25
14 years ago
4.9

35 km
Indian Ocean, 50 km NE of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 26, 2008 07:27
14 years ago
4.5

35 km
Indian Ocean, 31 km NE of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 26, 2008 05:29
14 years ago
4.7

35 km
Indian Ocean, 8.9 km NW of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 26, 2008 04:42
14 years ago
4.0

35 km
Indian Ocean, 30 km SE of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 21:02
14 years ago
6.7

25 km
Indian Ocean, 34 km E of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 18:06
14 years ago
6.6

25 km
Indian Ocean, 47 km SE of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 14:14
14 years ago
5.0

39 km
Indian Ocean, 50 km N of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 13:33
14 years ago
5.3

36 km
Indian Ocean, 48 km N of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 10:38
14 years ago
5.1

35 km
Indian Ocean, 33 km N of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 08:54
14 years ago
4.9

35 km
Pulau Siabusabeu, 186 km S of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 08:36
14 years ago
7.2

25 km
Indian Ocean, 29 km N of Pulau Siabusabeu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 25, 2008 02:08
14 years ago
4.2

35 km
Indian Ocean, 54 km NE of Pulau Siruso Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 24, 2008 14:57
14 years ago
5.4

25 km
179 km S of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore

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