Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 20 June 1976 at 20:53 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 20 June 1976 at 20:53 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 20 Jun 1976 08:53:13 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.0
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.397°N / 96.318°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Gunung Telago (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
86 km SSE de Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
102 km N de Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000)
202 km S de Reuleuet (pop: 40,400)
205 km NW de Singkil (pop: 46,800)
219 km SSW de Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000)
242 km W de Binjai (pop: 228,800)
262 km W de Medan (pop: 1,751,000)
1584 km NW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.033 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.0 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 20 June 20:53 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (67 quakes):
  • 07 Apr 1978 22:48 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    22 km (13.7 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 1977 13:41 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 1977 13:47 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10712 km (6656 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 12 Nov 1977 22:54 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10712 km (6656 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 21 Jul 1977 02:36 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10712 km (6656 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 09 Jun 1977 09:59 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    106 km (66 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 May 1977 14:55 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    111 km (69 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Apr 1977 19:58 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    65 km (40 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Apr 1977 11:51 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 07 Nov 1976 05:37 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10712 km (6656 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 30 Oct 1976 19:39 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Oct 1976 09:24 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Major magnitude. 7.0 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Sunday, 20 June 1976 at 20:53 (GMT)
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