Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 25 October 2010 at 22:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 25 October 2010 at 22:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 19 km depth

Date & time: 25 Oct 2010 10:59:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.301°S / 100.463°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (10 mi) SE of Tiop (West Sumatra)
20 km (12 mi) S of Buriai (West Sumatra)
173 km (107 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
208 km (129 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
262 km (163 mi) S of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
266 km (165 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
634 km (394 mi) SW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
778 km (483 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.919 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 25 October 22:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 13 Dec 2010 20:49 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    0.3 km (0.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Nov 2010 02:13 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    14.8 km (9.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 2010 15:19 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11172 km (6942 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Nov 2010 14:46 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11172 km (6942 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 15 Nov 2010 19:31 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Nov 2010 05:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    14.6 km (9.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Oct 2010 09:52 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 2010 14:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    19.2 km (11.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11172 km (6942 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 26 Oct 2010 09:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 2010 03:28 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Monday, 25 October 2010 at 22:59 (GMT)
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