Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 19 December 2009 at 13:43 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 19 December 2009 at 13:43 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 44 km depth

Date & time: 19 Dec 2009 01:43:57 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 43.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.675°N / 96.062°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Gunung Telago (217 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
41 km (26 mi) WNW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
164 km (102 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
197 km (122 mi) WNW of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
274 km (170 mi) W of Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
288 km (179 mi) WSW of Binjai (North Sumatra) (pop: 228,800)
291 km (181 mi) SW of Langsa (Aceh) (pop: 54,500)
306 km (190 mi) WSW of Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000)
1553 km (965 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.544 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 19 December 13:43 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 19 Dec 2009 14:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    68.1 km (42.3 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 19 December 2009 at 13:43 (GMT)
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