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    Posted: 11 Apr 12 at 17:15
Wed 11 Apr 2012, 4:05 pm
 
 
 
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I just heard on CNN & BBC that there has been an 8.9 earthquake off the northwest coast of Sumatra, and that there is a tsunami warning
 
That is all the information at present.  8.9 is an ENORMOUS earthquake, but the extent of the damage and the intensity and spread of the tsunami can vary considerably depending upon many factors.  Will post more information as it becomes available.  We certainly hope that this falls far short of it's potential for devastation.
 
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Wed 11 Apr 2012, 4:24 pm
 
 
 
     The earthquake strength is now being reported at 8.7 rather than the 8.9 reported previously.  That .2 makes a big difference, still 8.7 is major.
 
     The quake was undersea at a depth of only 33 kilometers, both factors which increase the chances of a major tsunami.  Still not confirmed if there has been one, however if so, there would not have been enough time to issue a warning to inhabitants of Sumatra, the nearest landfall to the epicenter of the quake. 
 
     Tsunami warning officials in India have issued an India Ocean-wide warning, and say there could be waves of up to 6 meters falling on the east coast of India.
 
     More as information is available.
 
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NOAA's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. No warnings at this time but there are a lot of watches posted.

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Indonesia Hit by 8.7-Magnitude Quake, Tsunami Warnings Issued

By Daniel Ten Kate and Berni Moestafa - Apr 11, 2012 4:23 PM GMT+0700Wed Apr 11 09:23:27 GMT 2012

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-11/indonesia-hit-by-8-7-magnitude-quake-tsunami-warnings-issued.html

     An 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Aceh province, the U.S. Geological Survey said today, prompting residents to flee to higher ground as Indonesia, India and Thailand issued tsunami warnings.

     The country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency issued a tsunami warning after the quake, which struck off the west coast of Sumatra today. USGS revised down its original reading on the quake from 8.9.

     Buildings in neighboring Singapore shook after the quake hit and tremors were felt in India. There were no immediate reports concerning damage. Banda Aceh lost electricity and residents moved to higher ground.

     More than 220,000 people were killed in 12 countries after a magnitude-9.1 earthquake off Sumatra island in 2004 unleashed waves that destroyed coastal areas around the Indian Ocean. Indonesia’s 18,000 islands are prone to earthquakes because the nation sits along the Pacific’s “ring of fire” zone of active volcanoes and tectonic faults.

     The quake off Indonesia’s Aceh province today was at a depth of 33 kilometers.

     The magnitude-9.0 earthquake off the coast of northernJapan in March last year struck at a depth of 30 kilometers, according to the USGS, triggering a tsunami up to 39 meters (128 feet) high that left almost 20,000 people dead or missing.

     To contact the reporters on this story: Berni Moestafa in Jakarta at bmoestafa@bloomberg.net; Daniel Ten Kate in Bangkok at dtenkate@bloomberg.net

     To contact the editor responsible for this story: Peter Hirschberg at phirschberg@bloomberg.net

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Tremors were felt in Bangkok
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rexall Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 12 at 17:53
Wed 11 Apr 2012, 4:47 pm
 
The Nation via ThaiVisa.com =>
 
 
Posted 8 minutes ago
Tsunami siren alarmed at Patong Beach
The Nation

PHUKET: -- Tourists and workers at the Patong Beach urgently evacuated to higher grounds after the tsunami sirens at the beach sounded.

The tsunami alarms sounded following a 8.7 Richter quake in Indonesia.


-- The Nation 2012-04-11


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just heard that it may have hit a different sort of fault line and the risk of a tsunami is now quite minimal
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after shock of 8.2 or 8.8 depending on who you get it from
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CNN is reporting that a second earthquake,  so called  "after shock" 8.2 on the Richter scale has occurred within the last few minutes, very close to the first quake, but but shallower, which is significant. Reports that water is receding along the shores of Ache Province which could be a precursor to a tsunami.
 
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