Major magnitude. 7.9 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 at 23:49 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.9 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 at 23:49 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 12 Sep 2007 11:49:03 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.9
Profondeur: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.625°S / 100.841°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Raja-Sabanda (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km SW de Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
194 km SSE de Padang (pop: 840,400)
204 km S de Solok (pop: 48,400)
205 km NW de Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
236 km WNW de Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
237 km SSE de Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
732 km SSE de Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
776 km WNW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.935 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.9 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 12 September 23:49 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (231 quakes):
  • 29 Aug 2009 04:13 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35.8 km (22.2 mi) depth
    |
    370 km (230 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11215 km (6969 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 23 Aug 2009 17:38 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    18.2 km (11.3 mi) depth
    |
    178 km (111 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 2009 11:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    202 km (125 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 2009 02:55 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    215 km (134 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 2009 17:50 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    374 km (232 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Aug 2009 16:26 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    19.8 km (12.3 mi) depth
    |
    369 km (229 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 2009 13:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    203 km (126 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 2009 00:07 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    38.7 km (24 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 20:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30.4 km (18.9 mi) depth
    |
    200 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 18:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    206 km (128 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 12:57 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    196 km (122 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 12:49 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    204 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 10:45 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (123 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 07:38 UTC
    | M 6.7 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    197 km (122 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 August 2009 at 07:38 (GMT)
  • 29 Jul 2009 09:31 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    3.9 km (2.4 mi) depth
    |
    332 km (206 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.9 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 at 23:49 (GMT)
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