May 2010 Northern Sumatra earthquake

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May 2010 Northern Sumatra earthquake
May 2010 Northern Sumatra earthquake is located in Sumatra Topography
May 2010 Northern Sumatra earthquake
Date 9 May 2010 05:59 UTC (2010-05-09UTC05:59)
Magnitude 7.2 MW
Depth 45 kilometres (28 mi)
Epicenter 3°46′30″N 96°03′18″E / 3.775°N 96.055°E / 3.775; 96.055Coordinates: 3°46′30″N 96°03′18″E / 3.775°N 96.055°E / 3.775; 96.055
Areas affected Indonesia
Malaysia

The May 2010 Northern Sumatra earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 7.2 on May 9 at 12:59 PM local time (5:59 UTC) in Indonesia. The epicenter was 215 km from Banda Aceh on the northwestern tip of Sumatra. According to USGS, it is likely that this earthquake occurred along the interface of the Indo-Australia Plate and the Sunda Plate. It was one of a sequence of large earthquakes along the Sunda megathrust in 2000s. It was also felt in Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand.[1] Minor damage was reported in the control tower of an airport near Meulaboh.[2]

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