Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Saturday, 15 March 2008 at 14:43 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Saturday, 15 March 2008 at 14:43 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 15 Mar 2008 02:43:26 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.708°N / 94.596°E (Indonesia)
Nearby towns and cities:
200 km (124 mi) W of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
233 km (145 mi) SW of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
326 km (202 mi) SSW of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800)
336 km (209 mi) SSW of Reuleuet (Pidie Jaya, Aceh) (pop: 40,400)
358 km (222 mi) W of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
395 km (245 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (Aceh) (pop: 89,000)
462 km (287 mi) WSW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000)
1684 km (1046 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.025 kmoff the west coast of northern Sumatra (Indonesia)USGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) 15 March 14:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 19 Apr 2008 18:57 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    19.5 km (12.1 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Mar 2008 21:41 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 2008 22:51 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra (Indonesia) on Saturday, 15 March 2008 at 14:43 (GMT)
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