Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 16:26 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 16:26 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 15 Jan 2011 04:26:05 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.399°N / 96.285°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Kembar (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) SW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
168 km (104 mi) W of Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
195 km (121 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
257 km (160 mi) WSW of Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
279 km (173 mi) WSW of Binjai (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 228,800)
287 km (178 mi) WNW of Sibolga (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 79,700)
296 km (184 mi) WSW of Medan (Sumatera Utara) (pop: 1,751,000)
1514 km (941 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 5.410 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.4 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 15 January 16:26 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 18 Feb 2011 04:46 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    42.8 km (26.6 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jan 2011 12:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2011 17:20 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 16:26 (GMT)
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