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Large quake hits Java, 7.3

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:17 AM
A tsunami alert is now in full swing after a 7.3 quake has rocked Java, 150 miles from Jakarta,

No news of damage yet or injury's,

Its pretty deep so hoping no to much surface damage,

Data provided by: BGSG GFZ NEIC PTWC

Latitude = 7.84 S
Longitude = 107.35 E
Origin Time = 07:55:03.8 (UTC)
Depth = 70 Km
RMS = 1.52 sec
Gap = 47 degrees
95% confidence ellipse: - Semi major = 9.1 Km
- Semi minor = 5.6 Km
- Azimuth of major axis = 31 degrees

Look very near the land which is not good,

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:20 AM
ppssst, your linky says 7.4.

Not that it matters much, that's still big quake. Hope it was deep enough to stop mass destruction on the surface!

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:23 AM
Im sure the mag will change as they get the full results in of the shake,

No Tsunami threat to Australia according to some news sources, Hopefully this will pass without to much drama,

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:24 AM
I just got that alert too. Its 39 miles deep.

There has been steady activity in that area.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:29 AM
Yep and there pretty used to ones of this size, Just concerns me a little on the location in the ocean, Deep quakes in the ocean cause the tsunamis, which can end up causeing more damage than the quake itself,

But im sure this will pass without to much drama.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:29 AM
:O now this is verrrry intresting. The Half Past Human Web Bot prediction gave a timeframe for a quake and today was included!

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:31 AM
hmm Well im not sure that this is that unusual, Java is in the ring of fire which is a big quake zone,
This time of year tends to be the time for some of the biggish ones,

But interesting none the less

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 03:43 AM
Officials in Indonesia say a possibility of a local destructive Tsunami, But they dont feel a wide spread threat for others areas,

People in Jakarta Fled shopping centers and office towers after the quake according to AFP sources, So far no reports of damage coming in,

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:24 AM
I just e-mailed my brother in Jakarta while browsing ATS. He was on the 25th floor and felt the shaking and they run down. He said the shaking lasts quite a while. ATS is great, you guys are fast on the news!

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:37 AM
Im glad your brother is ok
News officials in the area are reporting many buildings are damaged

: Dozens of buildings collapsed after the quake hit the island of Java, but there were no confirmed reports of deaths: emergency official

Seems that it may just be older buildings,

Also seems so far that the tsunami alert has been canceled

The quake center is reporting the quake at a mag of 7 now, so looks like it has gone down a little,

[edit on 2-9-2009 by asala]

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:40 AM
Update: Sadly it seems a few lost there lives, At least 7 people are thought to have been killed in this latest quake, According to a disaster management official

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:45 AM
Thanks asala! It's very scary and my bro said people swarmed the stairs and he was so high up, he said he saw his life flashes before him so I figure it must be pretty serious.

At least there are no tsunamis which if happens will hit hard because many coastal areas are heavily populated in Java.

Here's an Indonesian website that has some pictures. 11 deaths now. Many offices are letting people go home.

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 06:49 AM
I cant imagine what fear must go through you at that point, Thanks for the info and your brothers personal account of that,
The death toll has risen to 15 now, My thoughts are with the families of them all,

They also said many people in the shopping areas just passed out with shock

The feeling from the last Tsunami there has deep scars,

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 07:53 AM

Aint this the second one in the last fortnight ?!

They seem to be occuring with unusual frequency

Could it be possible these are indicators of a tipping point ?

Y'know like the 'critical mass' milestone that once crossed can't be reversed ?

Yikes !

I get a feeling (Though, That's Just IMHO i.e) our planet is gearing up for some kind of a major shift..

Maybe conciousness, maybe climate change, Hell, maybe even extraterrestrial !

then again -

maybe - It's just Me !

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 09:54 AM
Just to update now things have settled a little,

The death toll has risen to 46 people and many people injured, Hospitals in the areas are finding it hard to cope in the mist of the mag 7 quake,

The quake, which struck just before 3pm local time, was felt as far away as Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city, about 300 miles away.

At least 27 people were injured in Jakarta, where buildings shook and swayed, causing panic among office workers and residents of blocks of flats.

"Everything was shaking and my neighbour shouted 'Quake, quake!'," said Nur Syara, who lives on the 31st floor of a block of flats. "You could hear the walls creaking. I lay down on the floor. I was scared things would collapse."

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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 10:14 AM

Originally posted by Ibex08
:O now this is verrrry intresting. The Half Past Human Web Bot prediction gave a timeframe for a quake and today was included!

I am hoping that this is the only one in that time frame.

When I read the thread topic, I almost crapped myself. It is weird, indeed.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 10:47 AM
man o man, the web bot nailed that one. sept. 2-5 major quake.
if only it was able to at least give a continent.


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