Magnitude 7.8 – Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia – March 2, 2016


USGS Tectonic Summary
“This event occurred as a result of strike-slip faulting within the oceanic lithosphere of the Indo-Australia plate. This event is located 600 km to the southwest of the major subduction zone that defines the plate boundary between the India/Australia and Sunda plates offshore Sumatra. At this location, the India/Australia plates move north-northeast relative to the Sunda plate at a velocity of about 55 mm/yr.”

Magnitude 7.8
Time:  2016-03-02 12:49:48 UTC
659km (409mi) SW of Muara Siberut, Indonesia
Location:  -4.908°S   94.275°E
Depth:  24km


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