Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia

6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia on September 14, 2012 at 04:41 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter was located 163 km (101 miles) SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia at coordinates 3.363°S, 100.588°E; 760 km (470 miles) west-northwest of the capital, Jakarta. Recorded depth by USGS was 19.8 km (12.3 miles). EMSC is reporting magnitude 6.0 earthquake and depth of 10 km.

GDACS reported that this earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. There are about 49 000 people within 100 km.

The intensity of the quake was felt at 3 to 4 MMI (Modified Mercally Intensity) at Padang city, the provincial capital of West Sumatra, Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

Indonesia is vulnerable on earthquake and volcanoes as it lies on quake-hit zone "the Pacific Ring of Fire."

  • Friday, September 14, 2012 at 04:51:47 UTC
  • Friday, September 14, 2012 at 11:51:47 AM at epicenter
  • Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location3.363°S, 100.588°E
Depth19.8 km (12.3 miles)
Distances163 km (101 miles) SSW of Sungaipenuh, Indonesia
190 km (118 miles) WNW of Bengkulu, Indonesia
214 km (132 miles) W of Curup, Indonesia
250 km (155 miles) W of Lubuklinggau, Indonesia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 11.6 km (7.2 miles); depth +/- 3 km (1.9 miles)
ParametersNST=521, Nph=564, Dmin=285 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 22°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=E
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000cnlk

Tags: indonesia


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