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5.7 Quake; Northern Sumatra, Indonesia; Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 19:03:28 (UTC)

Category: Epicenter, 5.0-5.9

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Quake rocks Indonesia's Aceh


A tectonic quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale rocked Aceh Singkil District, Aceh Province of Indonesia, at about 11:30 a.m. local time on Saturday.

The tremor was also felt in Gunung Sitoli, Nias and Sibolga, North Sumatra, said official news agency Antara.

An official of the Meteorological and Geophysics Office for First Territory of North Simatra, Hartono, said the epicenter of the quake was in Sumatra Island's western coast or about 15 km from Aceh Singkil.

He said the quake was laid at 2.2 degrees northern latitude and 97.7 degrees eastern longitude.

A strong tectonic quake measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale, which triggered lethal tidal waves devastated coastal areas of Aceh on Dec. 26, 2004, killing over 200,000 people.

Source: Xinhua

Magnitude 5.7
Date-Time Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 19:03:28 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Monday, October 17, 2005 at 2:03:28 AM
= local time at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 2.062°N, 97.940°E
Depth 72.4 km (45.0 miles)
Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances
105 km (65 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
185 km (115 miles) SSW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
435 km (270 miles) WSW of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1335 km (830 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 7 km (4.3 miles); depth +/- 14.1 km (8.8 miles)
Parameters Nst= 86, Nph= 86, Dmin=466.3 km, Rmss=0.8 sec, Gp= 58°,
M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usegaq
Felt Reports Felt at Banda Aceh and in southern Aceh.