Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 November 1977 at 22:54 (GMT)

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, 12 November 1977 at 22:54 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 81 km depth

Date & time: 12 Nov 1977 10:54:28 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 81.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.138°N / 95.739°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Peuet Sague (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (27 mi) W of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
134 km (83 mi) SSW of Reuleuet (pop: 40,400)
141 km (88 mi) S of Sigli (Kabupaten Pidie) (pop: 17,500)
159 km (99 mi) SW of Bireun (Kabupaten Bireuen) (pop: 25,800)
162 km (101 mi) SSE of Banda Aceh (pop: 250,800)
195 km (121 mi) SW of Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
331 km (205 mi) W of Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1687 km (1048 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.781 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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