Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 24 August 2000 at 11:36 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 24 August 2000 at 11:36 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 24 Aug 2000 11:36:45 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.026°S / 102.687°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Semuning (Ranau caldera) (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km (44 mi) SSE of Pulaudua
231 km (144 mi) SSW of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400)
252 km (157 mi) S of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
267 km (166 mi) SSW of Lahat (South Sumatra) (pop: 65,900)
267 km (166 mi) SW of Baturaja (South Sumatra) (pop: 134,800)
293 km (182 mi) WSW of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300)
460 km (286 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
553 km (343 mi) W of Bandung (West Java) (pop: 1,699,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.833 kmsouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, 24 August 11:36 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 16 Oct 2000 13:35 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Oct 2000 08:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Sep 2000 01:54 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 24 August 2000 at 11:36 (GMT)
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