Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 34 km southeast of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 3 April 2005 at 03:10 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 34 km southeast of Singkil, Aceh, Indonesia, on Sunday, 3 April 2005 at 03:10 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 36 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 3 Apr 2005 03:10:56 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.022°N / 97.942°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Toba (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSW of Tongging (Kabupaten Karo) (pop: 16,000) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SSW of Kabanjahe (pop: 57,200) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSW of Berastagi (pop: 44,800) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) SW of Pematangsiantar (pop: 209,600) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) WNW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) SSW of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
426 km (264 mi) NW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
434 km (270 mi) WSW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.336 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (32 quakes):
  • 17 Aug 2005 07:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Aug 2005 13:34 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 2005 19:40 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jul 2005 19:57 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jul 2005 05:09 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 2005 20:31 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 2005 18:57 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jun 2005 01:47 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jun 2005 16:24 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jun 2005 10:59 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 May 2005 04:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2005 21:41 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 May 2005 14:26 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 2005 15:51 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 May 2005 11:18 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 May 2005 21:03 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    64 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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