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

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 74 km southwest of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 14:37:02

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 74 km southwest of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 14:37:02 Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 74 km southwest of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, July 02, 2013 14:37:02

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

2 Jul 07:56 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 2, 2013 07:37:02 UTC
Local time at epicenterTuesday, July 02, 2013 14:37:02
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.1
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude4.6978°N / 96.6871°E (Aceh, Indonesia)
Antipode4.698°S / 83.313°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt40 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoGeureudong (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities56 km (35 mi) S of Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) SE of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (54 mi) NE of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) SE of Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
144 km (90 mi) W of Langsa (pop: 54,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
177 km (110 mi) ESE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
252 km (157 mi) WNW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
269 km (167 mi) WNW of Percut (North Sumatra) (pop: 311,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.110 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
6.110 km NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIAEMSC
6.110 km55km S of Bireun, IndonesiaUSGS
6.00 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu
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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)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (10 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 7, 2013 23:11
9 years ago
3.4

10 km
46 km N of Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, IndonesiaMore
Oct 4, 2013 10:18
9 years ago
3.9

11 km
52 km NE of Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, IndonesiaMore
Sep 21, 2013 05:11
9 years ago
3.0

10 km
59 km S of Bireun, Kabupaten Bireuen, Aceh, IndonesiaMore
Aug 28, 2013 19:16
9 years ago
2.6

10 km
34 km N of Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, IndonesiaMore
Aug 22, 2013 07:42
9 years ago
4.0

10 km
55 km S of Bireun, Kabupaten Bireuen, Aceh, IndonesiaMore
Aug 21, 2013 06:26
9 years ago
4.2

10 km
43 km N of Meulaboh, Kabupaten Aceh Barat, IndonesiaMore
Aug 1, 2013 18:25
9 years ago
2.8

10 km
53 km S of Bireun, Kabupaten Bireuen, Aceh, IndonesiaMore
Jul 2, 2013 15:36
9 years ago
5.2

24 km
68 km SW of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, IndonesiaMore
Jul 2, 2013 13:55
9 years ago
5.3

26 km
71 km SW of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, IndonesiaMore
Jul 2, 2013 07:59
9 years ago
4.3

10 km
55 km S of Bireun, Kabupaten Bireuen, Aceh, IndonesiaMore

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