Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 3 March 2008 at 17:48 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 3 March 2008 at 17:48 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 3 Mar 2008 05:48:32 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 27.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.467°S / 101.452°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bukit Tiga (157 km / 98 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
117 km (73 mi) SW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
162 km (101 mi) SW of Curup (pop: 46,200)
204 km (127 mi) SW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
205 km (127 mi) WSW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400)
244 km (152 mi) WSW of Lahat (pop: 65,900)
268 km (167 mi) S of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
628 km (390 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
734 km (456 mi) WNW of Bandung (pop: 1,699,700)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.628 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 3 March 17:48 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 03 Mar 2008 21:11 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33.4 km (20.8 mi) depth
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 3 March 2008 at 17:48 (GMT)
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