Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 at 11:16 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 at 11:16 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 9 Nov 2010 11:16:50 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 27.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.735°S / 99.417°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Talang (164 km / 102 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
136 km (85 mi) SW of Padang (pop: 840,400)
147 km (91 mi) SSW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
173 km (107 mi) SW of Solok (pop: 48,400)
191 km (119 mi) SSW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700)
216 km (134 mi) SW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600)
222 km (138 mi) W of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
597 km (371 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
963 km (598 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.428 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 9 November 11:16 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Dec 2010 13:40 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    41.6 km (25.8 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 at 11:16 (GMT)
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