Major magnitude 8.6 earthquake - 79 km west of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:09 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.6 earthquake - 79 km west of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:09 (GMT)

Major magnitude 8.6 earthquake at 30 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Mar 28, 2005 16:09:36 UTC
Magnitude: 8.6
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.085°N / 97.108°E (Aceh, Indonesia)
Antipode: 2.085°S / 82.892°W
Nearest volcano: Sinabung (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) ESE of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
190 km (118 mi) W of Sibolga (North Sumatra) (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (118 mi) SW of Kabanjahe (North Sumatra) (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) SW of Binjai (North Sumatra) (pop: 228,800) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (146 mi) SW of Sunggal (North Sumatra) (pop: 157,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (148 mi) WSW of Pematangsiantar (North Sumatra) (pop: 209,600) --> See nearby quakes!
240 km (149 mi) SW of metan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) SSE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800) --> See nearby quakes!
494 km (307 mi) NW of Padang (West Sumatra) (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1017 joules (1.4 x 105 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.2 x 108 tons of TNT or 7486.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
8.630 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4795 quakes)

  • 30 Mar 2008 10:34 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    138.2 km (85.9 mi) depth
    |
    189 km (118 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Mar 2008 00:39 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    490 km (304 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2008 19:50 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    42.8 km (26.6 mi) depth
    |
    211 km (131 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Mar 2008 17:30 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    219 km (136 mi) distance
    | USGS | Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 17 km southwest of Pulau Salaut-besar Island, Aceh, Indonesia, on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 17:30 (GMT)
  • 29 Mar 2008 09:39 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    42.7 km (26.5 mi) depth
    |
    88 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 2008 14:04 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    116.3 km (72.3 mi) depth
    |
    778 km (483 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Mar 2008 02:19 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    36.7 km (22.8 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2008 18:33 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    186 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2008 15:13 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    25.7 km (16 mi) depth
    |
    59 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Mar 2008 03:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    622 km (387 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2008 19:22 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    646 km (401 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2008 15:16 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    53.7 km (33.4 mi) depth
    |
    126 km (78 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2008 06:24 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    682 km (424 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Mar 2008 03:42 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Mar 2008 03:52 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    39.9 km (24.8 mi) depth
    |
    530 km (329 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Mar 2008 05:47 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    31.4 km (19.5 mi) depth
    |
    220 km (137 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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