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13 Aftershocks Felt Following Sumatran Quake

The following information comes from the US Geological Survey Recent World Quakes website.


y/m/d h:m:s deg deg km

4.9 2005/03/28 23:44:45 2.814 96.309 28.5 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
5.5 2005/03/28 23:39:49 2.924 96.340 30.0 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
5.7 2005/03/28 23:37:32 2.932 96.338 29.4 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
5.7 2005/03/28 23:13:00 0.192 97.016 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
4.9 2005/03/28 21:34:07 0.843 97.737 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
5.2 2005/03/28 20:35:17 1.725 97.092 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
5.2 2005/03/28 20:23:21 0.872 97.694 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
5.4 2005/03/28 20:06:26 1.080 97.374 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
5.8 2005/03/28 19:02:20 1.010 97.817 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
5.5 2005/03/28 18:48:53 2.729 95.958 30.0 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
6.1 2005/03/28 18:30:44 0.923 97.804 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
5.3 2005/03/28 17:59:47 0.947 97.804 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
6.0 2005/03/28 16:38:43 1.372 97.362 30.0 NIAS REGION, INDONESIA
8.7 2005/03/28 16:09:36 2.065 97.010 30.0 NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Magnitude 8.7

Date-Time Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:09:36 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Monday, March 28, 2005 at 11:09:36 PM
= local time at epicenter

Location 2.065°N, 97.010°E

Depth 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program


205 km (125 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
250 km (155 miles) SW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
535 km (330 miles) WSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1410 km (880 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 4.6 km (2.9 miles); depth fixed by location program

Parameters Nst=239, Nph=239, Dmin=538.5 km, Rmss=0.79 sec, Gp= 25°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9 Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Felt Reports At least 290 people killed, 100 injured and 300 houses destroyed on Nias. Extensive damage on Simeulue. Felt in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and as far north as Bangkok, Thailand.

Detailed location map for main quake…

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