Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 at 23:45 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 at 23:45 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 27 km depth

Date & time: 11 Mar 2008 11:45:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 27.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.758°S / 100.813°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (158 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
161 km (100 mi) W of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
192 km (119 mi) W of Curup (Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
200 km (124 mi) SSW of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
233 km (145 mi) WSW of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
272 km (169 mi) W of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400)
317 km (197 mi) S of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
655 km (407 mi) SSW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
722 km (449 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
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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M 5.027 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 11 March 23:45 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 12 Mar 2008 00:58 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    29.8 km (18.5 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 at 23:45 (GMT)
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