Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 30 km west of Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:16 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 30 km west of Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 10:16 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 81 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Sep 30, 2009 10:16:09 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.72°S / 99.867°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 0.72°N / 80.133°W
Nearest volcano: Maninjau (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) WNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
102 km (63 mi) SW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) W of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (138 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
475 km (295 mi) SSW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) WSW of Singapore (Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800) --> See nearby quakes!
987 km (613 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.681 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (446 quakes)

  • 02 Oct 2011 06:02 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    75.5 km (46.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2011 06:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    236 km (147 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Sep 2011 10:37 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    192.6 km (119.7 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2011 23:41 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    38.2 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Sep 2011 16:49 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    229 km (142 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Sep 2011 09:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    99.2 km (61.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2011 21:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    225 km (140 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2011 17:25 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    117.1 km (72.8 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (136 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Aug 2011 14:07 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    331 km (206 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2011 06:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 2011 05:44 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    62.1 km (38.6 mi) depth
    |
    377 km (234 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Aug 2011 02:45 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    44.8 km (27.8 mi) depth
    |
    279 km (173 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Aug 2011 16:34 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    287 km (178 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Aug 2011 00:16 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    272 km (169 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 2011 20:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    78.6 km (48.8 mi) depth
    |
    223 km (139 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Aug 2011 14:35 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    14.4 km (8.9 mi) depth
    |
    302 km (187 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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