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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday, 15 October 2018

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday, 15 October 2018
15 Oct 16:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: Monday, 15 October 2018 16:26 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 76.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.9°N / 96.06°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Peuet Sague (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SW of Meulaboh (pop: 35,100)
149 km (92 mi) S of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400)
161 km (100 mi) SW of Bireun (pop: 25,800)
187 km (116 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
200 km (124 mi) SE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800)
1643 km (1021 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 15 Oct 16:26 UTCM 5.0 / 76 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ
Mon, 15 Oct 16:26 UTCM 5.3 / 51.3 kmOff West Coast of Northern SumatraGeoAu
2018-10-15 22:26:51 +06:00 (15 Oct 16:26:51 UTC)M 4.9 / 49.4 km- 38km SW of Meulaboh, IndonesiaUSGS
15/10/2018 23:26:49 WIB (15 Oct 16:26:49 UTC)M 5.4 / 25 kmBanda Aceh (3 MMI)BMKG

User reports for this quake (5)

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198.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
165.3 km N of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
(Indonesia, 2626 km SE of epicenter) : Kurang terasa (reported through EMSC)
Baiturrahman (Indonesia, 195 km NW of epicenter) : Lagi duduk tiba-tiba tempat tidur bergetar (reported through EMSC)
Baiturrahman (Indonesia, 195 km NW of epicenter) : Tempat tidur terasa bergetar (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 15 Oct 2018 16:26

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on Monday, 15 October 2018

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