Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 11:23 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 11:23 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 17 km depth

Date & time: 15 Jan 2011 11:23:52 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.491°N / 96.28°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kembar (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) W of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
169 km (105 mi) W of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
185 km (115 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
255 km (158 mi) WSW of Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
274 km (170 mi) WSW of Binjai (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 228,800)
292 km (181 mi) WSW of Medan (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 1,751,000)
299 km (186 mi) WSW of Labuhan Deli (pop: 49,700)
1521 km (945 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.717 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 15 January 11:23 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (7 quakes):
  • 18 Feb 2011 04:46 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    42.8 km (26.6 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2011 12:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2011 11:33 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2011 17:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2011 16:26 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2011 11:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2011 11:36 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 11:23 (GMT)
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