Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 08:28 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 08:28 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 20 Feb 2008 08:28:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.608°N / 96.138°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kembar (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) NW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
171 km (106 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
187 km (116 mi) W of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
267 km (166 mi) SW of Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
283 km (176 mi) SW of Binjai (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 228,800)
301 km (187 mi) SW of Medan (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 1,751,000)
308 km (191 mi) SW of Labuhan Deli (pop: 49,700)
1542 km (958 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.435 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 20 February 08:28 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2008 05:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    25.9 km (16.1 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Feb 2008 09:53 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Feb 2008 03:47 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2008 09:05 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Feb 2008 08:36 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10692 km (6644 mi) distance
    | | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 08:28 (GMT)
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