Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 1 km south of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 13 May 2004 at 07:18 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 1 km south of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday, 13 May 2004 at 07:18 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 13 May 2004 07:18:56 UTC
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.22°N / 97.602°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
214 km (133 mi) SW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (140 mi) SW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (143 mi) S of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) WNW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
314 km (195 mi) W of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
324 km (202 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
333 km (207 mi) WNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
341 km (212 mi) W of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
392 km (244 mi) SSW of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
558 km (347 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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4.510 kmNias region, IndonesiaUSGS
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