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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 39 km west of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 1:02 am (GMT +7) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 39 km west of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 1:02 am (GMT +7) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Indian Ocean, 39 km west of Sinabang, Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh, Indonesia, on Friday, Mar 17, 2023 at 1:02 am (GMT +7)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

16 Mar 18:12 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 10 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 16, 2023 18:02:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Mar 17, 2023 at 1:02 am (GMT +7)
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude2.56°N / 96.04°E (Indian Ocean, Indonesia)
Antipode2.56°S / 83.96°W
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoKembar (230 km / 143 mi)
Nearby towns and cities39 km (24 mi) WNW of Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
176 km (110 mi) S of Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (122 mi) W of Singkil (pop: 46,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
279 km (173 mi) WSW of Kabanjahe (pop: 57,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
283 km (176 mi) WSW of Berastagi (pop: 44,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
295 km (183 mi) WSW of Binjai (pop: 228,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
297 km (185 mi) SW of Pangkalan Brandan (Kabupaten Langkat) (pop: 25,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
298 km (185 mi) WSW of Stabat (Kabupaten Langkat) (pop: 26,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.3°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.210 kmNorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Kota Tinggi (KOM/MY network) | Distance from quake: 872 km / 542 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Kota Tinggi: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Meulaboh (175 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Bergetar (reported through our app)  

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