May 2010 Northern Sumatra earthquake
|Date||9 May 2010 05:59 UTC|
|Depth||45 kilometres (28 mi)|
|Epicenter||3°46′30″N 96°03′18″E / 3.775°N 96.055°ECoordinates: 3°46′30″N 96°03′18″E / 3.775°N 96.055°E|
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. Minor damage was reported in the control tower of an airport near Meulaboh.