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M5.9 Off Pulau Breueh Earthquake, 2007

Date:

27 April 2007

Epicentre:

SW of Lambaro, Breueh Isl.

Time:

08:02:48 UTC (15:02:48 WIT)

Latitude:

05.332 N (NEIC)

Longitude:

94.606 E (NEIC)

Depth:

37.0 kms (NEIC)

Magnitude:

Mw 5.9 (NEIC; HRV)

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A 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 centre
d 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.

If you felt this earthquake please take the time to fill out a felt report questionnaire. 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.


References
01) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02)
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
03)
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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