Magnitude: 8.6M
Time: 03-28-2005 T16:09:36
Country: INDONESIA

INDONESIA:SUMATERA:SW

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 30km below the ground in Indonesia on 03-28-2005 T16:09:36, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 8.6 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 1303 souls and destroying 300 structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

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 Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 60
total_houses_destroyed 300
eq_mag_mb 7.2
focal_depth 30
total_deaths 1313
total_deaths_description 4
year 2005
eq_mag_ms 8.4
eq_mag_mw 8.6
id 6657
location_name INDONESIA:SUMATERA:SW
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 1303
eq_primary 8.6
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 03-28-2005 T16:09:36
latitude 2.085
houses_damaged 300
injuries 340
houses_destroyed 300
total_injuries 340
houses_destroyed_description 3
houses_damaged_description 3
total_injuries_description 3
longitude 97.108
country INDONESIA
deaths_description 4
injuries_description 3

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