Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 at 12:13 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 at 12:13 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 23 km depth

Date & time: 24 Feb 2009 12:13:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 1.425°N / 97.165°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Helatoba-Tarutung (208 km / 129 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) NW of Baloga (North Sumatra)
118 km (74 mi) SW of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
146 km (91 mi) SE of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
183 km (114 mi) WSW of Sibolga (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 79,700)
234 km (146 mi) W of Padangsidempuan (Kota Padang Sidempuan, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 100,600)
272 km (169 mi) SW of Pematangsiantar (Pematang Siantar City, North Sumatra) (pop: 209,600)
743 km (462 mi) W of Singapore (Oyo State, Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
1370 km (851 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 5.623 kmNias region, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake Nias Region, Indonesia, 24 February 12:13 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 27 Feb 2009 05:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 24 February 2009 at 12:13 (GMT)
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