Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 at 03:28 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 at 03:28 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 26 Oct 2010 03:28:28 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.262°S / 100.261°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (169 km / 105 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) WSW of Tiop (West Sumatra)
27 km (17 mi) SW of Buriai (West Sumatra)
184 km (114 mi) SW of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
230 km (143 mi) WNW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
257 km (160 mi) S of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
289 km (179 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
645 km (401 mi) SW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
800 km (497 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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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 26 October 03:28 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 20 Nov 2010 02:13 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    14.8 km (9.2 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (0 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Nov 2010 15:19 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11150 km (6928 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 17 Nov 2010 14:46 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11150 km (6928 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 28 Oct 2010 09:52 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Oct 2010 14:35 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    19.2 km (11.9 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11150 km (6928 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 26 Oct 2010 09:14 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 at 03:28 (GMT)
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