Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 82 km south of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 11 May 2004 at 08:28 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 82 km south of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 11 May 2004 at 08:28 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 21 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 11 May 2004 08:28:48 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 21.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.415°N / 97.825°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
182 km (113 mi) SW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) SW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
208 km (129 mi) S of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
280 km (174 mi) WNW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (181 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) WNW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) WNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
365 km (227 mi) SSW of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) W of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.121 kmNias region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 07 Oct 2004 04:51 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2004 08:27 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2004 06:47 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    49.3 km (30.6 mi) depth
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Oct 2004 01:49 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    37.8 km (23.5 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 May 2004 07:18 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 May 2004 09:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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