Earthquake in Indonesia, Tsunami warning in 28 countries

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Earthquake in Indonesia, Tsunami warning in 28 countries





Earthquake in Indonesia, Tsunami warning in 28 countries






An earthquake of 8.9 on Richter scale has struck Indonesia. Tremors have also been felt in Chennai, Bangalore, Patna and Kolkata.

Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after the huge magnitude earthquake off its westernmost province Aceh, leading panicked locals to scramble out of their houses to seek refuge.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said an Indian Ocean wide tsunami alert was in effect, after a quake that the US Geological Survey said was 308 miles southwest of the province's capital Banda Aceh.
The quake was felt as far away as Singapore, Thailand and India.
The province was devastated by a 2004 tsunami that left 170,000 dead or missing, and that in total killed about 230,000 people in 13 Indian Ocean nations.

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude8.7
Date-Time
Location2.348°N, 93.073°E
Depth33 km (20.5 miles)
RegionOFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances434 km (269 miles) SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
550 km (341 miles) SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
963 km (598 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1797 km (1116 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
ParametersNST=243, Nph=243, Dmin=514.3 km, Rmss=1.67 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000905e



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