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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 73km SE of Sinabang, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 December 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 73km SE of Sinabang, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 December 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 73km SE of Sinabang, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 December 2013
1 Dec 06:49 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 1 December 2013 06:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, December 01, 2013 12:29:57
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 11.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.0633°N / 96.8513°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sinabung (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (43 mi) SE of Sinabang (pop: 15,000)
107 km (67 mi) SW of Singkil (pop: 46,800)
1442 km (896 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 1 Dec 06:29 UTCM 5.9 / 10 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
Sun, 1 Dec 06:29 UTCM 5.8 / 12 kmSIMEULUE, INDONESIAEMSC
Sunday, December 01, 2013 12:29:57 (1 Dec 06:29:57 UTC)M 6.0 / 11.2 km73km SE of Sinabang, IndonesiaUSGS
Sun, 1 Dec 06:30 UTCM 5.9 / 24 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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(Indonesia, 1920 km E of epicenter) : I felt the swaying for around a minute and immediately suspected an earthquake. Coathangers swayed and knocked in the cupboard. It was really surprising to look out of the window and know that my building was obviously moving against the cityscape but that life of the city in the streets below, people and cars, seemed to continue without any perceptible reaction. The rest of my family were at lower floors and they and other people in the hotel did not notice. I checked on the internet and soon saw the updates of the quake (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: 73km SE of Sinabang, Indonesia, 1 Dec 2013 06:29

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 22 May 2014 20:00 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    61.1 km (38 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Mar 2014 02:28 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Dec 2013 08:32 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35.1 km (21.8 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2013 07:34 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    9.6 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 73km SE of Sinabang, Indonesia on Sunday, 1 December 2013

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