12/26/04 Off W. Coast of Nothern Sumatra, Indonesia 9.0


12/26/04 Off W. Coast of Nothern Sumatra, Indonesia 9.0 Focal Mechanism

Off W. Coast of Nothern Sumatra, Indonesia 9.0 Mw Earthquake Focal Mechanism


3 Record Animated GIF

Drumplot Record for the 9.0 Sumatra Earthquake


Earthquake Details Seismogram Explanation
Location: Off W. Coast of Nothern Sumatra, Indonesia
Date: December 26, 2004
Time: 00:58:50 (UTC); 6:58:50 pm CST (local 12/25/04)
Latitude: 3.30 N
Longitude: 95.78 E
Magnitude: 9.0 Mw
Depth: 10 km
Distance: 133.71 deg (9,233 miles from Milwaukee)
Pdiff-wave arrival time: not verified.
Sdiff-wave arrival time: not verified.
The vertical axis is in units of displacement in centimeters.
The horizontal axis is in units of time in seconds.
The beginning of the file is the origin of the event.
This is the largest earthquake in 40 years and the 5th largest ever recorded.
This earthquake produced a deadly tsunmai that killed over 250,000 people.

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