Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia, on Saturday, 29 August 2009 at 04:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia, on Saturday, 29 August 2009 at 04:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 36 km depth

Date & time: 29 Aug 2009 04:13:44 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 35.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.939°S / 97.974°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
172 km (107 mi) S of Bawodabara (North Sumatra)
241 km (150 mi) W of Pariaman (West Sumatra) (pop: 92,200)
265 km (164 mi) W of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
276 km (171 mi) WSW of Bukittinggi (West Sumatra) (pop: 98,700)
296 km (184 mi) SSW of Padangsidempuan (North Sumatra) (pop: 100,600)
299 km (186 mi) W of Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
509 km (316 mi) S of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000)
1146 km (712 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) [learn more]
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M 5.036 kmKepulauan Batu, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia, 29 August 04:13 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 18 Oct 2009 23:29 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    28.2 km (17.5 mi) depth
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Batu, Indonesia, on Saturday, 29 August 2009 at 04:13 (GMT)
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