Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 August 2008 at 07:32 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 August 2008 at 07:32 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 36 km depth

Date & time: 8 Aug 2008 07:32:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 36.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.907°S / 100.993°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bukit Lumut (155 km / 96 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
142 km (88 mi) W of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
176 km (110 mi) WSW of Curup (pop: 46,200)
211 km (131 mi) SSW of Sungai Penuh (pop: 95,900)
218 km (136 mi) WSW of Lubuklinggau (pop: 148,200)
250 km (156 mi) W of Pagar Alam (pop: 70,400)
283 km (176 mi) W of Lahat (pop: 65,900)
697 km (433 mi) WNW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
872 km (542 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.336 kmKepulauan Mentawai region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, 8 August 07:32 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 08 Aug 2008 14:00 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia, on Friday, 8 August 2008 at 07:32 (GMT)
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