Magnitude 6.8 - SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

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2007 October 24 21:02:52 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.8
Date-Time
Location 3.838°S, 100.909°E
Depth30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program
RegionSOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances140 km (85 miles) W of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia
335 km (205 miles) SSE of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
385 km (240 miles) SW of Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia
680 km (425 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 13.2 km (8.2 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=163, Nph=163, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=1.43 sec, Gp= 50°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2007iwca
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Earthquake Summary Poster

  • The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 135 km (85 miles) W of Bengkulu or about 675 km (420 miles) WNW of JAKARTA at 3:02 PM MDT, Oct 24, 2007 (Oct 25 at 4:02 AM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

  • Felt Reports

    Felt (IV) at Argamakmur, Lais, Muaraaman and Mukomuko; (III) at Kapahiang. Also felt at Bengkulu, Jakarta and in Singapore.

    Tectonic Summary

    The magnitude 6.8 southern Sumatra earthquake of October 24, 2007 indicates subduction related thrusting on the boundary between the Australian and Sunda plates. At the location of this earthquake, the Australian Plate moves northeast with respect to the Sunda plate at a velocity of approximately 60mm/yr. The October 24th event occurred within the rupture area of the magnitude 8.4 earthquake of September 12, 2007, which had similar fault slip. Since the September 12th earthquake, this section of the subduction zone has remained very active, producing more than 8 events greater than magnitude 6.0.

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