Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Recent Natural Disasters: Tsunami Alert Across 28 Countries After M 8.7

Disaster Report: M 8.7 Massive earthquake shakes West coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 02:38 local time. The quake's epicenter was 434 km SW from Banda Aceh.

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Following USGS about 547,000 people will have felt very strong shaking of MMI VII.

Earthquake was so powerful that tremor was felt as far away as Singapore, Burma and even as far away as India and Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.

An Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert issued for 28 countries, including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Burma and Thailand.

Indonesia issues tsunami warning.

Currently hundreds of people on this blog from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal. Think that earthquake has strike in Bangladesh too.

M 8.7 massive earthquake shakes western Sumatra, Indonesia today, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According ot the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake epicenter was 434 km SW from Banda Aceh, and 550 km SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia. It was 20.5 miles deep.

Banda Aceh is the provincial capital and largest city in the province of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
07:33 UTC (local time Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 02:38 PM  @ epicenter)

Epicenter location

434 km SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
550 km  SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
963 km  W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
1797 km WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia

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