For the 1797 Mentawai earthquake, as well as its neighboring successor, estimates of magnitude, based on co-seismic uplift and stratigraphic records (Henstock et al., 2016 and Natawidjaja et al. 2006) range from 8.5-8.9 depending on source.
|1797 Feb 11th||1797 Mentawai Earthquake||Sumatra||8.6||C|
|Preferred Magnitude||8.60 (8.00-8.90)|
|Quality of Evidence||C|
|2016||Henstock et al. (2016)||8.8 (8.7-8.9)|
|2014||GHEA (GHEC v1.0)||8 (8-8.6)|
|2006||Natawidjaja et al. (2006)||8.5 (8.5-8.7)|
|1987||Newcomb and McCann (1987)||8.6|
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