View Full Version : Another great quake hits Indonesia
04-11-2012, 11:58 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, 12:16 PM
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, 12:24 PM
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.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.