Magnitude 6.7 - KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
2009 August 16 07:38:21 UTC
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|Depth||20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program|
|Region||KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA|
|Distances||110 km (70 miles) WSW of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia|
310 km (195 miles) SW of Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia
565 km (350 miles) SSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
960 km (590 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
|Location Uncertainty||horizontal +/- 4.7 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program|
|Parameters||NST=320, Nph=320, Dmin=692.6 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 22°,|
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q
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Five people were injured from a collapsed escalator in north Padang. Four other people were injured, two from collapsed fences. Felt (V) at Padang; (IV) at Pekan Baru and Sibolga; (III) at Painan, Sumatra. Also felt at Payakumbuh. Felt (III) at Petaling Jaya; (II) at Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Also felt at Keluang, Melaka and Shah Alam. Felt (II) in Singapore. Tsunami wave amplitudes (1/2 of Max wave height) were recorded as follows: 0.18M at Padang.
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