Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 09:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 09:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 35 km depth

Date & time: 20 Feb 2008 09:05:08 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.697°N / 96.254°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kembar (202 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) NW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
162 km (100 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
176 km (110 mi) NW of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
252 km (157 mi) W of Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
267 km (166 mi) SW of Binjai (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 228,800)
286 km (177 mi) SW of Medan (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 1,751,000)
292 km (182 mi) SW of Labuhan Deli (pop: 49,700)
1538 km (956 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 5.135 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 20 February 09:05 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 04 Apr 2008 05:43 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    25.9 km (16.1 mi) depth
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 09:05 (GMT)
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