Magnitude 6.8 - NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
2006 May 16 15:28:26 UTC
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|Depth||16.2 km (10.1 miles)|
|Region||NIAS REGION, INDONESIA|
|Distances||260 km (165 miles) SW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia|
385 km (240 miles) WNW of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
615 km (380 miles) WSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1275 km (790 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles); depth +/- 10.2 km (6.3 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=413, Nph=413, Dmin=662.7 km, Rmss=0.8 sec, Gp= 40°,|
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
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Felt (VI) at Gunungsitoli. Felt (V) at Sibolga; (IV) at Banda Aceh and Padang; felt at Bukittinggi, Sumatra. Felt at Balakong, Butterworth and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Also felt in Singapore. Ground cracks observed on Nias.
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