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Quake causes panic in Indonesia (from ATSNN)

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posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 07:26 AM
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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook Indonesia today, sparking panic among residents amid fears of another Tsunami. However, local officials believe there is no risk of a Tsunami from this quake, centered 6 miles beneath the seabed in the Sea of Flores.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
A powerful offshore earthquake has struck Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi region, sparking panic in seaside communities.

The tremor was of magnitude 6.5, the US Geological Survey said - compared with 9.0 for the earthquake which triggered the Indian Ocean tsunami.

No injuries have been reported, but officials say sea levels rose by up to four metres (13ft).



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Even without the likelyhood of a Tsunami, a four meter rise in sea levels would affect many coastal villages and their panic is understandable. I hope that there remains to be no casualties related to this event.




posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 08:48 AM
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I can't imagine how terrifying another earthquake would be for these people right now. The rising sea level raises some big questions also - how can this happen without a tidal wave and does this mean there's been a rise in the ocean floor???



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