moderate earthquake occurred in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Aceh province in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on
27 April 2007 at 15:02 local time in Aceh (13:32 local time in the
Nicobar Islands, India).
The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.9
and was felt strongly in many parts of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.
The earthquake was centred
63.4 kms SW of
Lambaro (Pulau Breueh, Sumatra), Indonesia,
82.4 kms W of Banda Aceh (Aceh, Sumatra), Indonesia,
149 kms W of Sigli (Aceh, Sumatra), Indonesia,
179 kms SSE of Indira Point (Great Nicobar Island), India,
200 kms SSE of Campbell Bay (Great Nicobar Island), India,
214 kms NW of Meulaboh (Aceh, Sumatra), Indonesia,
492 kms NW of Medan (Sumatera Uttara, Sumatra), Indonesia,
505 kms SW of Phuket (Phuket), Thailand,
735 kms SSE of Port Blair (South Andaman Island), India.
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Tremors from this earthquake were felt strongly
in parts of Aceh including at Banda Aceh where it was perceptible
by people driving at the time. Many people ran outdoors in panic
and there were serious traffic jams in the wake of the tremor.
Cracks developed in the BRI building and a few glass panes were
also broken. Elsewhere in Aceh Province, it was felt at Aceh Jaya, Aceh Besar,
Bireuen, Lhokseumawe, Meulaboh, Merauke, Nagan Raya, Pidie, Sigli, Simuelue,
Singkil and Takengon. Tremors were also felt hundreds of kilometres
away along the coast of Thailand
on Phuket Island, in particular, in the vicinity of Kamala and
Patong Beaches. The effects of this earthquake in the nearby
Nicobar Islands in India is unknown.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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