Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 08:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake  - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 08:08 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.4 earthquake at 26 km depth

Date & time: 20 Feb 2008 08:08:30 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 7.4
Profondeur: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 2.768°N / 95.964°E (Indonésie)
Volcan le plus près: Gunung Telago (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km NW de Sinabang (Kabupaten Simeulue, Aceh) (pop: 15,000)
154 km S de Meulaboh (Kabupaten Aceh Barat) (pop: 35,100)
210 km WNW de Singkil (Aceh) (pop: 46,800)
283 km W de Kabanjahe (Kabupaten Karo, Sumatera Utara) (pop: 57,200)
295 km WSW de Binjai (North Sumatra) (pop: 228,800)
299 km SSW de Lhokseumawe (Aceh) (pop: 89,000)
314 km WSW de Medan (North Sumatra) (pop: 1,751,000)
1568 km NW de Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1015 joules (2206 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 x 106 tons of TNT or 118.7 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 7.426 kmSimeulue, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 7.4 quake Simeulue, Indonesia, 20 February 08:08 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 14 Feb 2010 22:09 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    44.3 km (27.5 mi) depth
    |
    187 km (116 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 2010 03:19 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    92.5 km (57.5 mi) depth
    |
    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Feb 2010 00:48 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    30.9 km (19.2 mi) depth
    |
    185 km (115 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10673 km (6632 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10673 km (6632 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 09 Feb 2010 18:58 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    12.7 km (7.9 mi) depth
    |
    205 km (127 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 2009 13:43 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    43.9 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Dec 2009 21:29 UTC
    | M 6.0 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 at 21:29 (GMT)
  • 15 Aug 2009 04:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    54.3 km (33.7 mi) depth
    |
    217 km (135 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Jul 2009 18:41 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    39.2 km (24.4 mi) depth
    |
    154 km (96 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 01 Jan 1970 00:00 UTC
    | M |
    0 km (0 mi) depth
    |
    10673 km (6632 mi) distance
    | | Details
  • 08 May 2009 13:19 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Mar 2009 10:56 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    26.8 km (16.7 mi) depth
    |
    58 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Feb 2009 05:25 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    187 km (116 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Feb 2009 12:13 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    200 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 12 Jan 2009 22:14 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • Show all

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Major magnitude. 7.4 earthquake - Simeulue, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 at 08:08 (GMT)
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