Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 6 May 2011 at 18:56 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 6 May 2011 at 18:56 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 138 km depth

Date & time: 6 May 2011 06:56:44 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 138.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.762°N / 99.945°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (46 km / 29 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) SE of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600)
128 km (80 mi) NNW of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700)
133 km (83 mi) NW of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600)
149 km (93 mi) S of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000)
155 km (96 mi) N of Pariaman (pop: 92,200)
169 km (105 mi) W of Pekanbaru (pop: 704,000)
344 km (214 mi) SSE of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1090 km (678 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.1138 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 6 May 18:56 UTC

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Friday, 6 May 2011 at 18:56 (GMT)
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