The epicenter of the quake was located 355 kilometers (220 miles) south-southeast of Mexico City
Region South Pagai, Mentawai, West Sumatra, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked the Richter Scale, on Monday at around 21:42 pm. According to Bureau of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), the epicenter at a depth of 10 kilometers from the sea surface. located 78 miles southwest of South Pagai, Mentawai, while the epicenter located at 3.61 south latitude position and 99.93 East Longitude, and the potential to cause tsunami
- This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
|Depth||20.6 km (12.8 miles)|
|Region||KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA|
|Distances||240 km (150 miles) W of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia |
280 km (175 miles) S of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
305 km (190 miles) W of Lubuklinggau, Sumatra, Indonesia
795 km (500 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
|horizontal +/- 5.3 km (3.3 miles); depth +/- 3.4 km (2.1 miles)|
|Parameters||NST=297, Nph=297, Dmin=330.2 km, Rmss=1.16 sec, Gp= 22°, |
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
As reported on www.smh.com.au/world
A powerful earthquake hit off western Indonesia late yesterday, briefly triggering a tsunami warning that sent thousands of panicked residents fleeing to high ground. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The 7.5-magnitude temblor struck at a depth of 20 kilometres off Sumatra island, said the US Geological Survey.
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“Everyone was running out of their houses,” said Sofyan Alawi, a resident in the city of Padang, adding that, with loudspeakers from mosques blaring out tsunami warnings, the roads leading to surrounding hills were quickly jammed with cars and motorcycles.
“We kept looking back to see if a wave was coming,” said 28-year-old resident Ade Syahputra.
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