Monday, March 28, 2005

Earthquake= Tsunami??

[Update 2]

Hundreds may be dead in Indonesia Quake-UPDATE: 2,000 predicted DEAD

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) - A major earthquake struck late Monday off the west coast of Indonesia, and police said hundreds of people may have been killed in collapsed buildings. Thousands panicked in countries across the Indian Ocean as tsunami warnings were posted.

Fears of another catastrophe similar to December's devastating tsunami eased within hours, as officials in countries closest to the quake's epicenter said there were no reports of big waves striking their coasts after the temblor was reported.
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Small tidal surge measured off Australia following quake

Seismogram of the event as recorded in Hungary- Java required
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Preliminary Earthquake Report

UPDATED- Magnitude 8.7 - NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
2005 March 28 16:09:36 UTC

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'100 percent' chance of tsunami

**Its been a couple hours-- Tsunami is not likely

[UPDATE]

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) - A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island late Monday, damaging hundreds of buildings and sending residents fleeing in panic. Officials issued a tsunami warning for as far away as Sri Lanka.

Tsunami warnings were issued in Thailand, Japan and Sri Lanka, although officials in Thailand later called it off for that country. The only tsunami reported within four hours was a tiny one - less than 4 inches - at the Cocos Islands, 1,400 miles west of Australia, meteorologists in Sydney said.
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First report of the deadly quake-

Big Earthquake Hits Off Indonesia Island



AP: More...
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A powerful earthquake of measuring up to 8.5 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia's tsunami-devasted Sumatra island late Monday, causing major panic and power blackouts...


COORDINATES - 2.3 NORTH 97.1 EAST LOCATION - NORTHERN SUMATERA INDONESIA
MAGNITUDE - 8.5