Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 August 2008 at 06:37 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 August 2008 at 06:37 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: 8 Aug 2008 06:37:41 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.942°S / 101.076°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bukit Lumut (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
114 km (71 mi) SE of Buriai (West Sumatra)
133 km (83 mi) W of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
169 km (105 mi) WSW of Curup (Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
211 km (131 mi) WSW of Lubuklinggau (South Sumatra) (pop: 148,200)
213 km (132 mi) S of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
241 km (150 mi) W of Pagar Alam (South Sumatra) (pop: 70,400)
659 km (409 mi) SSW of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
687 km (427 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.823 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 8 August 06:37 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 08 Aug 2008 07:32 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    36.3 km (22.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    11239 km (6984 mi) distance
    | | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 August 2008 at 06:37 (GMT)
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