Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 12 November 2009 at 04:06 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Nias Region, Indonesia, on Thursday, 12 November 2009 at 04:06 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 52 km depth

Date & time: 12 Nov 2009 04:06:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 52.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.347°N / 98.418°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
149 km (93 mi) SW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600)
160 km (100 mi) SSW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700)
218 km (135 mi) WNW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
229 km (142 mi) WNW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700)
251 km (156 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000)
254 km (158 mi) WNW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600)
361 km (224 mi) S of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1187 km (737 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) More info
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M 5.052 kmNias region, IndonesiaUSGS
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