Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 27 June 1976 at 21:59 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 27 June 1976 at 21:59 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 27 Jun 1976 09:59:33 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.353°N / 96.205°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Telago (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
99 km (62 mi) NNW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000)
207 km (129 mi) S of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400)
212 km (132 mi) NW of Singkil (pop: 46,800)
229 km (142 mi) SSW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
255 km (158 mi) W of Binjai (pop: 228,800)
274 km (171 mi) W of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1590 km (988 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.333 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 27 June 21:59 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 21 Aug 1976 12:46 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1976 14:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1976 12:42 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1976 09:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 27 June 1976 at 21:59 (GMT)
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