Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 137 km southwest of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on 2018-12-11 19:47:36 +07:00

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 137 km southwest of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on 2018-12-11 19:47:36 +07:00

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 21 km depth

11 Dec 13:03 UTC: First to report: USGS after 16 minutes.
Date & time: 11 Dec 2018 12:47:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2018-12-11 19:47:36 +07:00
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 20.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.2963°N / 97.0545°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Helatoba-Tarutung (224 km / 139 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
137 km (85 mi) SW of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SSE of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) WSW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (153 mi) W of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SW of Kabanjahe (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SW of Berastagi (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) SW of Pematangsiantar (pop: 209,600) --> See nearby quakes!
302 km (187 mi) SSW of Binjai (pop: 228,800) --> See nearby quakes!
311 km (193 mi) SW of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
444 km (276 mi) NW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.021 km- 150km SSE of Sinabang, IndonesiaUSGS
M 4.827 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGeoAu

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More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Feb 2019 22:25 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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