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Another Indonesian Earthquake! 8.7 Magnitude (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Mar, 28 2005 @ 05:33 PM
Shockingly another large earthquake has struck off the coast of Indonesia. At the time of this submission three hundred are counted dead. If this quake follows the same trend as the December 26th earthquake and ensuing tsunami did then we can expect the death toll to rise. The tsunami assosciated with today's quake was relativley small.
(CNN) -- A major earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia late Monday, killing nearly 300 people, but fears of another tsunami like those that devastated the region in late December faded early Tuesday.

On Nias Island more than 290 people died and hundreds more were reported injured or trapped, said government spokesman Agus Mendrova. Between 500 and 1,000 homes were destroyed, and the island's public market was ablaze, he said.

The USGS said the quake was 30 km deep. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommended residents within 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) of the epicenter evacuate coastal regions.

The U.S. Geological Survey said no major tsunami has been observed near the epicenter of the earthquake, which was upgraded from a magnitude of 8.2 to 8.7.

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I find it completly amazing that no more than two days after the four month anniversary of the December 26, 2004 earthquake in Idonesia anothe quake, with equally devestating magnitude has struck. This should indicate to everyone that the geology in that area of the globe is undergoing some major changes.

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