Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Monday, 14 July 2008 at 04:44 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Monday, 14 July 2008 at 04:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 24 km depth

Date & time: 14 Jul 2008 04:44:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.177°N / 96.518°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kembar (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
142 km (88 mi) W of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
242 km (150 mi) WSW of Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
256 km (159 mi) W of Sibolga (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 79,700)
270 km (168 mi) SW of Binjai (North Sumatra) (pop: 228,800)
285 km (177 mi) SW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000)
295 km (183 mi) SW of Labuhan Deli (pop: 49,700)
1479 km (919 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
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!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.624 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 14 July 04:44 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2008 04:02 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    37.3 km (23.2 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Sep 2008 20:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Aug 2008 22:46 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    37.5 km (23.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Aug 2008 04:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Aug 2008 15:38 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2008 04:54 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    29.1 km (18.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jul 2008 08:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    27.9 km (17.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Monday, 14 July 2008 at 04:44 (GMT)
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