Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 113 km south of Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 6 October 2004 at 08:27 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 10 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.119°N / 97.79°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Sorikmarapi (204 km / 127 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
211 km (131 mi) SSW of Sibolga (pop: 79,700) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SW of Padangsidempuan (pop: 100,600) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) S of Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> See nearby quakes!
272 km (169 mi) WNW of Pariaman (pop: 92,200) --> See nearby quakes!
291 km (181 mi) W of Bukittinggi (pop: 98,700) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) WNW of Padang (pop: 840,400) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) SW of Rantauprapat (pop: 103,000) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) W of Payakumbuh (pop: 121,600) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (247 mi) SSW of Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> See nearby quakes!
548 km (341 mi) SW of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) (pop: 1,454,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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