Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 June 1976 at 07:17 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 June 1976 at 07:17 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 21 Jun 1976 07:17:34 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Profondeur: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 3.396°N / 96.404°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Gunung Telago (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
89 km SSE de Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
102 km N de Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue) (pop: 15,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
197 km NO de Singkil (pop: 46,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
203 km S de Reuleuet (pop: 40,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
211 km SO de Langsa (pop: 54,500) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
215 km SSO de Lhokseumawe (pop: 89,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
232 km O de Binjai (pop: 228,800) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
246 km O de Sunggal (pop: 157,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
252 km O de Medan (pop: 1,751,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
1577 km NO de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 5.832 kmnorthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, 21 June 1976 07:17 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (30 quakes):
  • 01 Aug 1976 02:02 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1976 14:51 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jul 1976 12:42 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Jul 1976 17:11 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10721 km (6662 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 16 Jul 1976 02:51 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jul 1976 12:21 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jul 1976 09:17 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Jul 1976 21:54 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10721 km (6662 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10721 km (6662 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 27 Jun 1976 21:59 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 1976 18:02 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 1976 08:21 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Jun 1976 05:59 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jun 1976 19:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Northern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, 21 June 1976 at 07:17 (GMT)
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