Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 August 2009 at 07:38 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 August 2009 at 07:38 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake at 20 km depth

Date & time: 16 Aug 2009 07:38:21 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.7
Profondeur: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.479°S / 99.49°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Talang (143 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
113 km WSW de Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400)
119 km SW de Pariaman (Banas Kantha, West Sumatra) (pop: 92,200)
150 km WSW de Solok (West Sumatra) (pop: 48,400)
163 km SW de Bukittinggi (Passos, West Sumatra) (pop: 98,700)
189 km SW de Payakumbuh (Panch Mahals, West Sumatra) (pop: 121,600)
221 km WNW de Sungai Penuh (Jaman South, Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
574 km WSW de Singapore (Oyo State, Singapour) (pop: 3,547,800)
971 km WNW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1014 joules (197 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 10.6 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 6.720 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.7 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 16 August 07:38 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes):
  • 05 Feb 2010 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    27.7 km (17.2 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Feb 2010 04:38 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    79.5 km (49.4 mi) depth
    |
    76 km (47 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 2010 18:33 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 2010 22:33 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    26.1 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 2010 20:19 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    37.9 km (23.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Jan 2010 06:19 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2009 01:11 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 at 01:11 (GMT)
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11066 km (6876 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 30 Sep 2009 10:16 UTC
    | M 7.6 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    94 km (59 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 at 10:16 (GMT)
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11066 km (6876 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 23 Aug 2009 17:38 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    18.2 km (11.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 2009 11:35 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Aug 2009 02:55 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Aug 2009 13:55 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 20:23 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30.4 km (18.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 18:50 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 12:57 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 12:49 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2009 10:45 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Sunday, 16 August 2009 at 07:38 (GMT)
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