Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 18 May 2008 at 12:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 18 May 2008 at 12:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 18 May 2008 12:17:23 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.202°S / 101.409°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kunyit (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
116 km (72 mi) NW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
127 km (79 mi) WNW of Curup (pop: 46,200)
127 km (79 mi) S of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
162 km (100 mi) W of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
224 km (139 mi) WNW of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400)
246 km (153 mi) WNW of Lahat (pop: 65,900)
689 km (428 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
705 km (438 mi) WNW of Bekasi (pop: 1,520,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.732 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 18 May 12:17 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 24 Jun 2008 19:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Jun 2008 10:01 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    58.4 km (36.3 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2008 17:11 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    45.2 km (28.1 mi) depth
    |
    0 km (0 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2008 17:08 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    47.9 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 18 May 2008 at 12:17 (GMT)
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