Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 11 December 2008 at 17:06 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 11 December 2008 at 17:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 14 km depth

Date & time: 11 Dec 2008 05:06:06 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 14.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.649°S / 100.753°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
166 km (103 mi) SW of Renah Kemumu (Jambi)
169 km (105 mi) W of Bengkulu (Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality) (pop: 309,700)
191 km (119 mi) SSW of Sungai Penuh (Jaman South, Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
197 km (123 mi) W of Curup (Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
237 km (147 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
280 km (174 mi) W of Pagar Alam (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 70,400)
648 km (403 mi) SSW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
733 km (455 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.714 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 11 December 17:06 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 05 Jan 2009 16:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    27.2 km (16.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11204 km (6962 mi) distance
    | | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 11 December 2008 at 17:06 (GMT)
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