Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 at 00:18 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 at 00:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 40 km depth

Date & time: 10 Sep 2008 12:18:53 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 39.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.452°N / 96.292°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kembar (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
167 km (104 mi) W of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
189 km (117 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
255 km (158 mi) SW of Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
275 km (171 mi) SW of Binjai (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 228,800)
292 km (182 mi) SW of Medan (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 1,751,000)
300 km (187 mi) SW of Labuhan Deli (pop: 49,700)
1518 km (943 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 5.040 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 10 September 00:18 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 10 Sep 2008 03:00 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    43.2 km (26.8 mi) depth
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    10710 km (6655 mi) distance
    | | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 at 00:18 (GMT)
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