Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 75 km south of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 4:36 pm (GMT +0)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 75 km south of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 4:36 pm (GMT +0)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 63 km depth

26 Jan 16:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 14 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Jan 2019 16:36:10 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 4:36 pm (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.66°N / 98.03°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Helatoba-Tarutung (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
75 km (46 mi) SSE of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) WNW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) SSW of Tongging (Kabupaten Karo) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
168 km (104 mi) SSW of Kabanjahe (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) SW of Pematangsiantar (pop: 209,600) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) WSW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) SSW of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (241 mi) NW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) WSW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) NE of Nias Island (pop: 756,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.263 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaGFZ

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Feb 2019 15:08 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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