Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 16 July 1976 at 02:51 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 16 July 1976 at 02:51 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 19 km depth

Date & time: 16 Jul 1976 02:51:10 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.445°N / 96.497°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Telago (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
108 km (67 mi) N of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000)
193 km (120 mi) NW of Singkil (pop: 46,800)
199 km (124 mi) SW of Langsa (pop: 54,500)
206 km (128 mi) SSW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
221 km (138 mi) W of Binjai (pop: 228,800)
241 km (150 mi) W of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1573 km (978 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.019 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 July 02:51 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 23 Jul 1976 14:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 16 July 1976 at 02:51 (GMT)
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