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NEWS: 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia

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posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 11:51 AM
At 9:35pm local time a earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 shook the Indonesian province of Sumatra. Local residents were fleeing their homes in panic when the quake struck. No damages or death tolls have been released but with a quake this size all we can do is hope for the best and prepare for the worse.
JAKARTA, July 25 (Xinhuanet) -- A strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale hit south Sumatra of Indonesia Sunday night. Enditem

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In the last week there have been over 5 decent sized earthquakes world wide. Could this be a tip from mother nature that things are changing? Or maybe a result of the earths magnetic field weakening. What ever the case may be if this trend continues and the frequency of quakes rises we may all find ourselves living on a planet that doesn't look like the one we're on now.

[edit on 7-26-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 11:57 AM


posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 12:01 PM
thanks Sanc, I hope this isn't going to be one of those huge humanitarian catastrophes. 7.3 is huge though, I have a feeling it's going to be a mess over there. It's also going to effect the price of RAM for your computer (depending how bad the disaster is) so if you were planning on buying RAM sooner is better than later.

posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 01:24 PM
This terrible. Unfortunately they're not the only ones. The Ryukyu Islands in Japan have experienced a 5.7 yesterday and 6.4 on the 22nd of July.

Big earthquakes so close in time is not good. The whole area (Ring of Fire) is very active with earthquake and volcanos.

Here's a link to current world earthquakes.


posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 01:59 PM
South Sumatra... near Krakatau, hell whole are is full of volcanoes. (read about Krakatau and Tambora)

And yeah, other regions in Ring of fire has been active so I wonder how long it takes before it's turn of San Andreas Fault.

BTW, I think much of memory chips are made in Taiwan.
About five years ago at summer I bought 256MB (two 128MB SIMMs) with 1400 FMK, little after that price started to rise and then happened that earthquake in Taiwan and price of memory skyrocketed so much that in December price of that memory amount had risen to 4500 FMK... so I guess that could be said as good timing.

posted on Jul, 25 2004 @ 10:28 PM
Posted by ( on Saturday, July 24th, 2004 at 21:12:47 GMT

I have reasons to believe that North Korea may have tested a nuclear weapon at a very great depth in the sea and did so to prevent neutron and gamma-ray observation of the blast by US satellites. Also, the test may have been along a very active earthquake fault near Australia, making scientists think the associated seismic waves were simply earthquake activity.

-- R. Koontz

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