Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 at 22:22 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 at 22:22 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 19 km depth

Date & time: 21 May 2008 10:22:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.129°S / 101.272°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bukit Tiga (142 km / 88 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
108 km (67 mi) SW of Talangtua (Bengkulu)
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
157 km (97 mi) WSW of Curup (Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
199 km (124 mi) WSW of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
219 km (136 mi) W of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400)
231 km (144 mi) S of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
659 km (410 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
667 km (415 mi) SSW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.519 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 21 May 22:22 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Jun 2008 16:45 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 21 May 2008 at 22:22 (GMT)
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