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8.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Indonesia - Tsunami Warnings Issued

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posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:38 AM
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7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Jakarta - Tsunami Warnings Issued


www.foxnews.com

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake hit Indonesia on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital, and authorities issued a tsunami warning.

The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.9, the Indonesian Meteorological Institute said. It said a tsunami alert had been issued.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Mod edit: Title. Upgraded to 8.4 + Not Jakarta, but Indonesia

[edit on 2007/9/12 by Hellmutt]




posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:38 AM
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Here we go again. I wonder if the poor souls in Banda Ache have recovered yet?

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:43 AM
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another one has just hit


the second quake is about 7 ish.

is that normal?



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:47 AM
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USGS Info on this Earthquake

The Earthquake struck at:
6:10pm Local time.
7:10am Eastern US time.

7.9 Earthquake Map



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:48 AM
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man i hope for the best over there...we all know what happened last time..hopefully there better prepared...but more then likley they are not...



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:50 AM
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Hi All,

I just went to the USGS site to get more info and found this map that shows the location of the quake.




It is located pretty close to land, which has me worried that the people wont have enough time to get to safety if or when the tsunami hits. I am trying to track down more information right now.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
another one has just hit


the second quake is about 7 ish.

is that normal?


What? You mean there was other Major Earthquakes this morning? Or are we talking about the same event? Could you please clairify. "7ish" Eastern time?



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:52 AM
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posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 06:54 AM
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Originally posted by AllSeeingI
What? You mean there was other Major Earthquakes this morning? Or are we talking about the same event? Could you please clairify. "7ish" Eastern time?


Probably an aftershock of magnitude 7, BIG quakes will give big aftershocks.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:01 AM
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Latest info from the USGS


MAP 7.8 2007/09/12 11:10:31 -3.840 102.170 33.0 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAP 7.9 2007/09/12 11:10:23 -4.519 101.346 10.0 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:03 AM
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Definitely 2 quakes allseeingi. both over 7.0

tsunami warning, but no word on damage as of yet.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:05 AM
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yea its forsure two quakes....wich def makes this a bad day for those in the region....all we can do is pray for em...this is gone be serious....bad news bears forsure..



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:06 AM
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Hi All,

Here is a link to CNN's
report on the quake. There seemed to be some confusion there as to whether or not there had been one or two quakes reported. The USGS spokesman said they only recorded one quake, but the Alaskan and Pacific tsunami centers reported there were two quakes.

I am still searching for more info.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:10 AM
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darth cheesecakes post indicates that usgs recorded two.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:10 AM
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I hope that everyone there will have enough time to get away, or even better, there isn't a tsunami.

No-one wants another Boxing Day event.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:11 AM
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Yeah,

CNN/BBC have reported two quakes, both extremely large.

The whole Indian-Ocean is on alert.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:11 AM
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Originally posted by future flow
reply to post by sylvrshadow
 


darth cheesecakes post indicates that usgs recorded two.



They've changed it back to just one quake now. I don't think anyone knows for sure yet.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:12 AM
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That map doesn't look right. Padang and Palembang is on Sumatera island, not Java island where Jakarta is.

Here's a report from a Chinese daily:


Earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia

10:33, September 11, 2007

An earthquake with magnitude of 5. 7 rocked eastern part of Indonesia on Tuesday, no report of casualty or damages, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

The quake struck at 08:56 Jakarta time (0156GMT) with epicenter at 447 kilometers northeast Ternate of North Maluku province and at 87 kilometers under seabed, an official of the agency said.


Magnitude 5.7? That's much lower than what was reported in American news...

Edit: It seems the Chinese daily was reporting a foreshock.

Reuters and AP both reported a strong quake less than an hour back near Sumatera. Odd, I didn't feel a thing.

Links:

Powerful Quake Hits Indonesia
Magnitude 8.0 quake hits Sumatra

[edit on 12-9-2007 by Beachcoma]



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:13 AM
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it's night time there isn't it? That might make evacuations difficult for many
I really hope there isn't a tsunami with these earthquakes. I'm sure there will be several aftershocks too. Hoping for the best in the situation is all we can do. I remember the boxing day tsunami, it started it out as a small event and as the hours went on, so did the severity of the situation.



posted on Sep, 12 2007 @ 07:16 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
it's night time there isn't it? That might make evacuations difficult for many


Yeah, its late evening I think.

The potential for more large after shocks to come


FOXNEWS is reporting two quakes



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