Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2003 at 08:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2003 at 08:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 10 Sep 2003 08:26:59 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.082°N / 96.818°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sinabung (213 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
66 km (41 mi) SE of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
110 km (69 mi) WSW of Singkil (Municipio de San Pedro Ayampuc, Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
218 km (135 mi) WSW of Kabanjahe (Bragança, North Sumatra) (pop: 57,200)
222 km (138 mi) W of Sibolga (Central Banat, North Sumatra) (pop: 79,700)
251 km (156 mi) SW of Binjai (North Sumatra) (pop: 228,800)
265 km (164 mi) SW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000)
268 km (167 mi) WSW of Pematangsiantar (Bogra, North Sumatra) (pop: 209,600)
1446 km (899 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
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!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.833 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 10 September 08:26 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2003 15:07 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2003 at 08:26 (GMT)
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