Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 at 10:16 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 at 10:16 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 81 km depth

Date & time: 30 Sep 2009 10:16:09 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.6
Profondeur: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.72°S / 99.867°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Maninjau (55 km / 34 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km WSW de Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
60 km WNW de Padang (pop: 840,400)
72 km SW de Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700)
88 km W de Solok (pop: 48,400)
102 km SW de Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600)
124 km W de Sijunjung (pop: 27,800)
497 km SSE de Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
987 km NW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.681 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.6 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 30 September 10:16 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (185 quakes):
  • 02 Oct 2011 06:02 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    75.5 km (46.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Sep 2011 06:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    236 km (147 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Sep 2011 10:37 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    192.6 km (119.7 mi) depth
    |
    165 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Sep 2011 23:41 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    38.2 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    108 km (67 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Sep 2011 16:49 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    229 km (142 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Sep 2011 09:33 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    99.2 km (61.6 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2011 21:39 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    225 km (140 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2011 17:25 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    117.1 km (72.8 mi) depth
    |
    218 km (136 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Aug 2011 06:10 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    159 km (99 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11108 km (6902 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 04 Aug 2011 00:16 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    272 km (169 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11108 km (6902 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 03 Aug 2011 20:02 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    78.6 km (48.8 mi) depth
    |
    223 km (139 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11108 km (6902 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 31 Jul 2011 23:56 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    79.4 km (49.3 mi) depth
    |
    110 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Jul 2011 11:38 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    105.1 km (65.3 mi) depth
    |
    253 km (157 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.6 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 30 September 2009 at 10:16 (GMT)

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