View Full Version : Another great quake hits Indonesia

04-11-2012, 10:58 AM
A 8.9 magnitude quake has hit off the coast of Indeonesia in the same area of the big quake the day after Christmas a few years back.

A tsunami warning has been issued.

04-11-2012, 11:16 AM
The last one was on 26 December 2004. I remember it clearly as I was in Japan at the time. Hopefully the lessons learned will mean a lesser loss of life on this occasion. :(

04-11-2012, 11:24 AM
It is been revised down to 8.6 (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc000905e.php#details) magnitude, and the earthquake caused horizontal movement and not vertical movement. Unless there was some landslide, Tsunami is unlikely (I hope this is the case as well).

i was living in S.india at that time, though where i lived was facing Arabian sea, the Tsunami managed to cause loss of life even then. Other parts of South facing Indian ocean was really badly hit, 1000s died.