Magnitude 6.8 - NIAS REGION, INDONESIA

2006 May 16 15:28:26 UTC

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location 0.081°N, 97.073°E
Depth16.2 km (10.1 miles)
RegionNIAS REGION, INDONESIA
Distances260 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.2 km (2.6 miles); depth +/- 10.2 km (6.3 miles)
ParametersNST=413, Nph=413, Dmin=662.7 km, Rmss=0.8 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Source
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Event IDusmuaw
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  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred about 270 km (165 miles) SW of Sibolga at 9:28 AM MDT, May 16, 2006 (10:28 PM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.
  • Felt Reports

    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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