Magnitude 7.2 – NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA – May 9, 2010


The BC-ESP recorded the magnitude 7.2 earthquake from Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on May 9, 2010.

For more info on this earthquake, go to US Geological Survey report.

Coordinates of earthquake: 3.775°N, 96.055°E

Reports of slight damage and a power outage on Simeulue island.  Felt (V) at Banda Aceh. Widely felt in Indonesia.  Also felt in Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. (USGS)

This seismogram was recorded at St. Peter School, Cambridge, MA.


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