Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 at 15:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 at 15:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 21 Feb 2001 03:22:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.9°S / 102.448°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Patah (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) S of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
132 km (82 mi) SW of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400)
159 km (99 mi) S of Curup (Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
174 km (108 mi) SW of Lahat (South Sumatra) (pop: 65,900)
184 km (115 mi) SSW of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
209 km (130 mi) WSW of Baturaja (South Sumatra) (pop: 134,800)
508 km (316 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
706 km (439 mi) SSW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.733 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 21 February 15:22 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Mar 2001 05:54 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    50.5 km (31.4 mi) depth
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 21 February 2001 at 15:22 (GMT)
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