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Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 47 km north of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 01:11 GMT

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 47 km north of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, Indonesia, on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 01:11 GMT

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 19 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 23, 2009 01:11:58 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.434°S / 99.393°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode: 1.434°N / 80.607°W
Nearest volcano: Maninjau (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
120 km (74 mi) WSW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) WSW of Solok (pop: 48,400) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) WSW of Sijunjung (pop: 27,800) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) WNW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) S of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
315 km (195 mi) SW of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
983 km (611 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.019 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (17 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jun 15, 2010 11:54
12 years ago
4.6

30 km
31 km NE of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
May 26, 2010 06:09
12 years ago
4.4

10 km
50 km E of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Mar 27, 2010 14:16
12 years ago
4.2

35 km
38 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 14, 2010 04:02
12 years ago
4.6

39 km
48 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Feb 5, 2010 06:32
12 years ago
4.5

28 km
33 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jan 16, 2010 18:33
12 years ago
4.0

10 km
41 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 2010 22:33
12 years ago
4.3

26 km
46 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jan 12, 2010 22:33
12 years ago
4.3

26 km
46 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2010 20:19
12 years ago
4.3

38 km
45 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jan 9, 2010 20:19
12 years ago
4.3

38 km
45 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jan 7, 2010 06:19
12 years ago
4.1

10 km
22 km N of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Jan 7, 2010 06:19
12 years ago
4.1

10 km
22 km N of Pulau Pittojat Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Dec 25, 2009 01:45
12 years ago
4.6

27 km
38 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Dec 24, 2009 05:40
12 years ago
4.6

10 km
41 km NE of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Dec 23, 2009 23:55
12 years ago
4.0

10 km
Pulau Ngiau, 166 km SW of Padang, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore
Dec 23, 2009 02:12
12 years ago
4.5

25 km
64 km SW of Pulau Laut Island, IndonesiaMore
Dec 23, 2009 01:47
12 years ago
4.8

10 km
46 km N of Pulau Siaimu Island, Sumatra Barat, IndonesiaMore

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