Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 29 December 2001 at 14:32 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 29 December 2001 at 14:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 29 Dec 2001 02:32:22 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 6.009°S / 102.849°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Semuning (Ranau caldera) (174 km / 108 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
225 km (140 mi) S of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400)
254 km (158 mi) SSE of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
255 km (158 mi) SW of Baturaja (South Sumatra) (pop: 134,800)
259 km (161 mi) SSW of Lahat (South Sumatra) (pop: 65,900)
275 km (171 mi) WSW of Bandar Lampung (pop: 800,300)
290 km (180 mi) WSW of Metro (Lampung) (pop: 149,500)
443 km (275 mi) W of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
536 km (333 mi) W of Bandung (West Java) (pop: 1,699,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.633 kmsouthwest of Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, 29 December 14:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 30 Dec 2001 20:10 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 29 December 2001 at 14:32 (GMT)
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