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7.7 earthquake Indonesia (Sumatra) & tsunami warning

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posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 06:33 AM
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Region: SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Geographic coordinates: 0.797S, 99.925E
Magnitude: 7.9 Mw
Depth: 85 km
Universal Time (UTC): 30 Sep 2009 10:16:10
Time near the Epicenter: 30 Sep 2009 17:16:10
Local standard time in your area: 30 Sep 2009 20:46:10

Location with respect to nearby cities:
50 km (31 miles) WNW (290 degrees) of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
225 km (140 miles) SW (229 degrees) of Pekanbaru, Sumatra, Indonesia
305 km (189 miles) SSE (156 degrees) of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia 480 km (298 miles) SSW (204 degrees) of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia


TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
ISSUED BY THE JAPAN METEOROLOGICAL AGENCY (JMA) ISSUED AT 1038 30 SEP 2009 (UTC)

... A REGIONAL TSUNAMI WATCH IS IN EFFECT ...

1.EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION
ORIGIN TIME : 1016 30 SEP 2009 (UTC)
COORDINATES : 0.9 SOUTH 99.9 EAST
LOCATION : SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
MAGNITUDE : 7.7

2.EVALUATION
THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF A DESTRUCTIVE REGIONAL TSUNAMI IN THE INDIAN OCEAN.

3.ESTIMATED TSUNAMI TRAVEL TIME
ONE HOUR OR LESS
INDONESIA:
INDIAN OCEAN COAST OF SUMATRA
ONE HOUR TO THREE HOURS
INDIA:
ALL COASTS OF ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
SRI LANKA:
ALL COASTS
INDONESIA:
MALACCA COAST OF SUMATRA
INDIAN OCEAN COAST OF JAWA
SOUTH COASTS OF LESSER SUNDA ISLANDS
AUSTRALIA:
COCOS ISLANDS

*TSUNAMI TRAVEL TIME IS ESTIMATED ONLY FROM EARTHQUAKE DATA AND INDICATES THE TIME LAPSE BETWEEN ORIGIN TIME AND TSUNAMI ARRIVAL TIME.

*THIS WILL BE THE FINAL INFORMATION UNLESS THERE ARE CHANGES ABOUT THE POTENTIAL OF TSUNAMI GENERATION AND ESTIMATED TSUNAMI TRAVEL TIME BY RE-EVALUATION OF THE EARTHQUAKE OR THERE ARE REPORTS ON TSUNAMI OBSERVATIONS.

earthquake.usgs.gov...

[edit on 30-9-2009 by zenius]




posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 06:45 AM
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the tsunami watch has been cancelled now thank goodness.
It's been a big day for earthquakes.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:45 AM
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A second quake has hit and it's looking bad. Thousands may have perished.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:47 AM
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did this just happen????

Another one? OMG

S&F for finding this.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:56 AM
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thanks for replying.....I was wondering if the mods had deleted this thread cos I posted it yesterday early morning as soon as it came into my inbox and no one had replied (though another thread has been started since).
The second quake happen this morning and it is a 6.8
www.abc.net.au...



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 03:03 AM
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okay, so there have only been a total of two quakes?

A large one, and a second?



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 04:17 AM
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Yes 2 in sumatra. Let's hope & pray that's it now.



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