Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 11 January 2009 at 19:50 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 11 January 2009 at 19:50 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 11 Jan 2009 07:50:46 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.59°S / 99.726°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (126 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) SW of Padang (pop: 840,400)
117 km (72 mi) SSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
136 km (84 mi) SW of Solok (pop: 48,400)
159 km (99 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700)
183 km (114 mi) SSW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600)
192 km (119 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
587 km (365 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
943 km (586 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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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.035 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 11 January 19:50 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 11 January 2009 at 19:50 (GMT)
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