Magnitude: 6.7M
Time: 04-10-2005 T10:29:11
Country: INDONESIA

INDONESIA:PADANG

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 19km below the ground in Indonesia on 04-10-2005 T10:29:11, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.7 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 19km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 5. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations.
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Earthquake Stats
region_code 60
eq_mag_mb 6.4
focal_depth 19
intensity 5
year 2005
eq_mag_ms 6.7
eq_mag_mw 6.7
id 6659
location_name INDONESIA:PADANG
eq_primary 6.7
time 04-10-2005 T10:29:11
latitude -1.644
longitude 99.607
country INDONESIA

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