Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 42 km west of Pulau Geupon Island, Aceh, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 1 January 2019 at 11:55 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
Date & time: 1 Jan 2019 11:55:01 UTC
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 5.5°N / 94.7°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Pulau Weh (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
70 km (44 mi) W of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Sabang (pop: 24,500) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) W of Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) W of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) NW of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) W of Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800) --> See nearby quakes!
274 km (170 mi) W of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> See nearby quakes!
380 km (236 mi) WNW of Langsa (pop: 54,500) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) WNW of Pangkalan Brandan (Kabupaten Langkat) (pop: 25,500) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (308 mi) NW of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: IMD
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||10 km||Northern Sumatra, Indonesia||IMD|
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