Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 20 December 1998 at 10:02 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.765°S / 101.965°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Dempo (153 km / 95 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
564 km (350 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
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 5.4||33 km||southern Sumatra, Indonesia||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 20 December 1998 10:02 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 20 Dec 1998 20:51 UTC| M 5.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details