Magnitude: 9.1M
Time: 12-26-2004 T00:58:53
Country: INDONESIA

INDONESIA:SUMATRA:ACEH:OFFWESTCOAST

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 30km below the ground in Indonesia on 12-26-2004 T00:58:53, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 9.1 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 30km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1001 souls and destroying structures.
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Surface Geology

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Sumatra Island - porphyry copper
An Eocene-Pliocene continental magmatic arc that straddles the northwest-trending Sumatran fault zone in western Sumatra. Known porphyry copper deposits and prospects are Miocene-Pliocene in age

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Earthquake Stats
region_code 60
eq_mag_mb 7.0
focal_depth 30
total_deaths 227899
total_deaths_description 4
year 2004
eq_mag_ms 8.8
eq_mag_mw 9.1
id 5823
location_name INDONESIA:SUMATRA:ACEH:OFFWESTCOAST
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 1001
eq_primary 9.1
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 12-26-2004 T00:58:53
latitude 3.316
houses_destroyed_description 3
houses_damaged_description 3
total_damage_millions_dollars 10000.000
total_injuries_description 3
longitude 95.854
country INDONESIA
deaths_description 4
injuries_description 3
damage_millions_dollars 10000.000

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