Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 9 January 2009 at 06:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 9 January 2009 at 06:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

Date & time: 9 Jan 2009 06:54:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 16.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.235°S / 99.762°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
157 km (98 mi) SSW of Padang (pop: 840,400)
182 km (113 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
184 km (114 mi) SSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
188 km (117 mi) SSW of Solok (pop: 48,400)
225 km (140 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700)
245 km (152 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600)
659 km (409 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
902 km (560 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) More info
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M 5.116 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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