Friday, March 5, 2010

Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake, Southwest of Sumatra

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck the western shore of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Friday, March 05, 2010 at 11:06:57 PM. The epicenter located offshore at 4.032°S, 100.806°E at 22 km depth, about 165 km (100 miles) West of Bengkulu and 345 km (215 miles) South of Padang, Sumatra. This event causing panic but no casualties or damage yet reported. No tsunami potential being issued.

Epicenter location on Google Earth map

Moment tensor solution for this event can be found here.
Base map (topographic map scale 1:10.000) of Padang, Jambi, Bengkulu and surrounding area can be found here.


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