Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 October 1976 at 06:30 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 October 1976 at 06:30 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 52 km depth

Date & time: 11 Oct 1976 06:30:03 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 52.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.37°N / 96.313°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Telago (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km (55 mi) SSE of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
99 km (62 mi) N of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000)
203 km (126 mi) NW of Singkil (pop: 46,800)
205 km (128 mi) S of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400)
222 km (138 mi) SSW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
243 km (151 mi) W of Binjai (pop: 228,800)
262 km (163 mi) W of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1583 km (983 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.452 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 11 October 06:30 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 07 Nov 1976 05:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    10711 km (6656 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 30 Oct 1976 09:24 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 11 October 1976 at 06:30 (GMT)
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