Magnitude 6.7 - KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA

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2009 August 16 07:38:21 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.7
Date-Time
Location 1.486°S, 99.469°E
Depth20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
RegionKEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
Distances110 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 Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.7 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=320, Nph=320, Dmin=692.6 km, Rmss=1.04 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=Q
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2009kjak
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Felt Reports

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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