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Earthquake: 7.3 - Kepulauan Mentawai, Indonesia

Magnitude 7.3 - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia

An earthquake occurred 160 km (100 miles) SSW of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia and 855 km (530 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia at 1:36 AM MST, Feb 25, 2008 (3:36 PM local time in Indonesia). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

  • Magnitude 7.3

  • Monday, February 25, 2008 at 08:36:35 UTC (03:36:35 PM at epicenter)

  • Location 2.370°S, 100.021°E

  • Depth 35 km (21.7 miles) set by location program


  • Distances 160 km (100 miles) SSW of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia

  • 295 km (180 miles) WNW of Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia

  • 635 km (395 miles) SSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

  • 855 km (530 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

  • Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 10.2 km (6.3 miles); depth fixed by location program

  • Parameters NST= 88, Nph= 88, Dmin=849 km, Rmss=1.53 sec, Gp= 50°, M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7

  • Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

  • Event ID us2008nwbg


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