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7.7 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra island

 
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – A 7.7 earthquake shook Indonesia's northwest island of Sumatra early Wednesday, prompting a brief tsunami warning and sending residents rushing for higher ground. There were scattered reports of injuries, but only minor damage was reported in most areas.

The quake struck at 5:15 a.m. (2215 GMT) and was centered 125 miles (205 kilometers) northwest of the coastal town of Sibolga in Sumatra at a depth of 19 miles (31 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It had earlier said the quake measured 7.8.

Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu issued tsunami warnings following the quake, but lifted them two hours later.

A hospital on Simeulue island off the coast of Sumatra admitted 17 people for treatment of injuries sustained in the quake, including four in critical condition, said Capt. Ajas Siagian, a deputy police chief for the area.

Abdul Karim, a government spokesman in Simeulue, said dozens of houses collapsed or were damaged in Teupah Selatan village. He said no larger buildings were reported damaged, but electricity had been knocked out on the island.

"We are still collecting reports of damages and injuries ... but the situation has returned to normal and people are going back home," he said.

Fauzi, a seismologist at the meteorology agency, said the quake would have "at least caused cracks in many buildings and houses, especially in areas closest to the epicenter."

"That's why we are still trying to get data of damage in some remote areas that remain difficult to reach due to lack of communication and blackout," said Fauzi, who goes by only one name.

Local network Metro TV reported that a dormitory for nurses partially collapsed in Aceh's Singkil district and one woman suffered minor injuries in the rush to get out of the building. It said fires sparked by the quake had burned at least 14 houses in Medan, the capital city of North Sumatra province.

At least five strong aftershocks measuring up to 5.2 were recorded, the meteorology agency said.

The quake, which struck as people in the region were preparing for morning prayers, caused panic in Medan, about 135 miles (215 kilometers) from the epicenter, and other cities in the region. Electricity was cut in Medan, Banda Aceh — the provincial capital of Aceh — and other areas.

People in several cities along the southeastern coast of Sumatra as well as Sinabang on Simeulue island and Gunung Sitoli on nearby Nias island poured into the streets and rushed to higher ground after the quake.

"Rumors about a tsunami panicked villagers living near the beach," said Eddy Effendi, a resident on Nias island. "They ran away on motorbikes and cars or by climbing the hills. There was panic and chaos everywhere, but I don't see serious damage or injuries in my village."

Residents in Sibolga said the shaking lasted more than a minute and utility poles in the area were knocked down.

The quake was felt as far away as the outskirts of Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur, about 320 miles (515 kilometers) away. There were no reports of damage there.

A 2004 tsunami triggered by a magnitude-9.2 earthquake in the same part of Indonesia killed 230,000 people in a dozen countries on the Indian Ocean basin.
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not another one!

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its the same one
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Whats really weird is where are all of the aftershocks from the Indonesia quake?

Cali/Mexico quake has had hundreds, and they are still going on.
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Just more proof that something is seriously wrong with this planet.

Looks like we may get our doom boys.
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Just more proof that something is seriously wrong with this planet.

Looks like we may get our doom boys.
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expect denial until the very end. people will believe anything before accepting that the only constant in the universe is CHANGE. in fact, the only type of evolution that is worth talking about is the one that happens in giant leaps. have you noticed that the only events worth remembering in your life are those when there was huge change, either positive or negative?
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Just more proof that something is seriously wrong with this planet.

Looks like we may get our doom boys.


expect denial until the very end. people will believe anything before accepting that the only constant in the universe is CHANGE. in fact, the only type of evolution that is worth talking about is the one that happens in giant leaps. have you noticed that the only events worth remembering in your life are those when there was huge change, either positive or negative?
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Actually in my case, the small events had a much bigger impact, but yeah in general your right.
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the only place on the planet where a 7.7 is whispy afternoon in the park is INDONESIA. thats like a 4 in calif to them.
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Wow.
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Same quake as earlier!! Un=Pin!
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[link to www.cnn.com]
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Same quake as earlier!! Un=Pin!
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no it's not
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Whats really weird is where are all of the aftershocks from the Indonesia quake?

Cali/Mexico quake has had hundreds, and they are still going on.
 Quoting: Cassie :-)

Could this be a fore shock?
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Same quake as earlier!! Un=Pin!


no it's not
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Yes...it is.
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Same quake as earlier!! Un=Pin!


no it's not
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[link to earthquake.usgs.gov]

same quake
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no it's not

Yes...it is.
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(CNN) -- A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia early Wednesday, triggering two tsunamis and injuring several people, officials said.

When was the earlier one? I just got this one.
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Same quake as earlier!! Un=Pin!


no it's not

Yes...it is.


(CNN) -- A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia early Wednesday, triggering two tsunamis and injuring several people, officials said.

When was the earlier one? I just got this one.
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I don't know. there's like a 20 page thread on it.
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Same quake as earlier!! Un=Pin!


no it's not

Yes...it is.


(CNN) -- A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia early Wednesday, triggering two tsunamis and injuring several people, officials said.

When was the earlier one? I just got this one.

I don't know. there's like a 20 page thread on it.
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Missed it...Oh well
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Same quake as earlier!! Un=Pin!


no it's not

Yes...it is.


(CNN) -- A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia early Wednesday, triggering two tsunamis and injuring several people, officials said.

When was the earlier one? I just got this one.

I don't know. there's like a 20 page thread on it.


Missed it...Oh well
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No worries. Lots of quakes these days. :)
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No worries. Lots of quakes these days. :)
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No kidding.
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wow, seems like any place that has normal activity is having their share of a big one. Whos next, New Madrid fault line? I hope not, I live near that one!
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wow, seems like any place that has normal activity is having their share of a big one. Whos next, New Madrid fault line? I hope not, I live near that one!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 823279

Trust me you don't want any news about that one, they claim it's a dead supervolcano, but i'd say that's unlikely, there are a ton of hotsprings in the area around that fault, and something is heating them up.
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My guy was telling me today that he saw a guy on the news saying there were actually more earthquakes last year...I was thinking... what? I haven't seen the numbers but that seems wrong to me.
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My guy was telling me today that he saw a guy on the news saying there were actually more earthquakes last year...I was thinking... what? I haven't seen the numbers but that seems wrong to me.
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That sounds about par for the MSM. Just relax all is well..lol
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Yeah really. A-okay! Move along, nothing to see here!
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nice.
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Crazy. We are all excitedly discussing this quake and Indonesia's own online newspaper has it as a low level story, on the same day that it happened.

The silliest thing about this article is that it states that the experts there thought they wouldn't have many more quakes after the big tsunami's. They also say it was a new kind of quake but don't elaborate on that.



Wednesday's Aceh quake caused by fractures in Mentawai: Expert

The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 04/07/2010 4:46 PM | National

An earthquake expert of Andalas University in Padang, West Sumatra, said that the 7.2-magnitude earthquake which hit Simeulue, Aceh, on Wednesday morning was believed to have been caused by plate fractures around Mentawai Islands of the western coast of Sumatra.

“It was a new earthquake type. The disaster once again shows that earthquakes remain unpredictable,” Badrul Kamal said in Padang as quoted by Antara.

Badrul said that most experts had thought that Sumatra would be free from more quakes after the 8.7-magnitude quake in Nias in 2005 and 9.2-magnitude in Aceh in the previous year.

“We’re not secure yet [from the quake]. There are always possibilities a disaster may occur in West Sumatra, although the chance is small,” he added.
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Ooops, link, sorry:

[link to www.thejakartapost.com]

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