Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 16 January 2001 at 13:25 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake  - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 16 January 2001 at 13:25 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 28 km depth

Date & time: 16 Jan 2001 01:25:09 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 4.022°S / 101.776°E (Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bukit Tiga (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
60 km (37 mi) SW of Bengkulu (pop: 309,700)
103 km (64 mi) SW of Curup (Kabupaten Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu) (pop: 46,200)
145 km (90 mi) SW of Lubuklinggau (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 148,200)
163 km (101 mi) W of Pagar Alam (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 70,400)
198 km (123 mi) W of Lahat (Sumatera Selatan) (pop: 65,900)
223 km (138 mi) SE of Sungai Penuh (Jambi) (pop: 95,900)
612 km (380 mi) NW of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100)
634 km (394 mi) SW of Singapore (Singapore) (pop: 3,547,800)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.928 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
M 6.928 kmsouthern Sumatra, IndonesiaUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.9 quake Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 January 13:25 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 26 May 2001 04:05 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    51.5 km (32 mi) depth
    |
    105 km (65 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 2001 16:08 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    89 km (55 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 17 Apr 2001 21:45 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 2001 11:57 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    64.9 km (40.3 mi) depth
    |
    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Apr 2001 23:07 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Feb 2001 19:28 UTC
    | M 7.4 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    114 km (71 mi) distance
    | USGS | Major mag. 7.4 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 13 February 2001 at 19:28 (GMT)
  • 18 Jan 2001 07:26 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    55.4 km (34.4 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 2001 16:49 UTC
    | M 5.7 |
    57.7 km (35.9 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 2001 14:25 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 2001 14:07 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 2001 13:54 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    48 km (30 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 16 Jan 2001 13:39 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Southern Sumatra, Indonesia, on Tuesday, 16 January 2001 at 13:25 (GMT)
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