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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 55km S of Bireun, Indonesia

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 55km S of Bireun, Indonesia on Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake  - 55km S of Bireun, Indonesia on Tuesday, 2 July 2013
2 Jul 07:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Tuesday, 2 July 2013 07:37 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 14:37:02
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.6978°N / 96.6871°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Geureudong (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) S of Bireun (pop: 25,800)
73 km (45 mi) SE of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400)
74 km (46 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
88 km (54 mi) NE of Meulaboh (pop: 35,100)
177 km (110 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800)
1657 km (1030 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 2 Jul 07:37 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
Tue, 2 Jul 07:37 UTCM 6.1 / 10 kmNORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 14:37:02 (2 Jul 07:37:02 UTC)M 6.1 / 10 km55km S of Bireun, IndonesiaUSGS
Tue, 2 Jul 07:37 UTCM 6.0Northern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake

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Bukit Fraser (572.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt the whole house slightly swaying side to side as I was sitting in a rigid chair. (Concrete house on cement columns).
Penang, Malaysia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : woww.. am rocking dude...
phuket, thailand / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bayan Lepas / Weak shaking (MMI III) : subtle side-to-side swaying experienced from floors 5 and higher
singapore / not felt
Medan / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : light building shaking. no damage. everyone felt it....3 or 4 pulses
Sungai Dua, Penang / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : At first I thought I was having a headache while working in front of a computer. I stopped for a while and felt my desk was shaking too. I was at 5th floor. My friend at ground floor also felt it.
Penang / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bukit Gambir, Penang / Weak shaking (MMI III) : felt it here in Jalan bukit gambir, penang
Kuala Lumpur / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : felt slight movement at the 12th floor of a building here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kuala lumpur / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tanjung Tokong, Penang / Weak shaking (MMI III) : As I was facing my laptop, I felt like somehow my laptop was swaying. I thought it was just caused by a sudden headache. However, the whole office colleagues claimed that they felt it too.
Penang, malaysia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Medan, North Sumatera / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Many employees run out the office for evacuation (from 3rd floor)
Seberang jaya, Penang / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tanjung Bungah (407.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
phuket / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Medan, Indonesia (251.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
georgetown (413.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Penang, Georgetown, Malaysia / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
penang,malaysia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gurun, Kedah, Malaysia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sitting still on the plastic chair. Suddenly I felt the chair shaking for a few seconds. This is my first experience.
Penang / Weak shaking (MMI III)
george town (410.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Medan, Indonesia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
butterworth / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
penang island, malaysia (411.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Penang / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Penang, Malaysia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia (405.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Georgetown, Penang (411.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I live on the 19th Floor of my building. I have felt my building swaying slightly with pendant lamps lightly swaying, each time there is a strong earthquake in Sumatera.
medan, indonesia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
penang (411.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Georgetown, Penang. / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Phuket, Thailand / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I thought I felt shaking but I was not sure until somebody else mentioned that they felt shaking. I felt two periods of shaking, close together and not very long.
Penang / not felt
Phuket, Thailand / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It was somewhere between Very Weak (MMI II) and Weak (MMI III).
Penang, Malaysia / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Gelugor (Malaysia, 421 km E of epicenter) : I was working on my computer in the office when I felt as though my desk was being pulled away from me while I was typing. My drawer keys were swaying and my head felt heavy. (reported through EMSC)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 595 km E of epicenter) : Only lasted for some 3-4 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia, 587 km E of epicenter) : At first I thought I was having a bad migraine attack, then I felt my head swaying and I can't seem to control or stop it, so I thought I was going to faint. I was at the office and turns out everyone else felt it too and later on found out that there was an earthquake in Sumatra. (reported through EMSC)
Perai (Malaysia, 430 km E of epicenter) : Just a slight fowards motion, as am more than 200km away from the epicentre. (reported through EMSC)
Perai (Malaysia, 430 km E of epicenter) : felt little dizzy for few second. (reported through EMSC)
George Town (Malaysia, 424 km E of epicenter) : Creating right awareness and teaching people how to react and recognizing the impact will be good (reported through EMSC)
George Town (Malaysia, 424 km E of epicenter) : Felt it for about 15 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Langkawi (Malaysia, 405 km NE of epicenter) : Sitting at my desk in a resort in northern Langkawi and felt tiny shake for about 3 seconds, barely noticeable but aware of the feeling from previous history (reported through EMSC)
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia, 595 km E of epicenter) : The effect after the earthquake was it that it left me with a massive headache due to the swaying of my 18th floor building. (reported through EMSC)
Tanjong Bungah (Malaysia, 421 km E of epicenter) : can be felt throughout penang island (reported through EMSC)
Bayan Lepas (Malaysia, 418 km E of epicenter) : The shake was very small. Only I notice it in whole office. Initially I thought I am having dizziness, but after my friend message me and ask me about the shake, I confirm that was a shake just now. Just few seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Bayan Lepas (Malaysia, 413 km E of epicenter) : Mild shaking (reported through EMSC)
Bayan Lepas (Malaysia, 413 km E of epicenter) : we felt our sitting place swaying. At first we thought we were having headache then we realized that the hanging boards were swaying as well. (reported through EMSC)
Bayan Lepas (Malaysia, 413 km E of epicenter) : felt like a bad headache but it lasted only a very short while. almost over before i realized what it was (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.1 quake: 55km S of Bireun, Indonesia, 2 Jul 2013 07:37

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 04 Oct 2013 10:18 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 21 Sep 2013 05:11 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 22 Aug 2013 07:42 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 01 Aug 2013 18:25 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | BMKG | Details
  • 02 Jul 2013 15:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    24.2 km (15 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2013 13:55 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    25.5 km (15.8 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 2013 07:59 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 55km S of Bireun, Indonesia on Tuesday, 2 July 2013
 

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