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Old April 11, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Default Massive 8.7 earthquake off of Sumatra

News still coming in. Felt as far as Bangladesh and India. Tsunami warning in effect. #prayforsumatra
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Old April 11, 2012, 04:24 AM
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Tsunami warning not watch. Issued for the entire Indian Ocean.

Remember warning > watch.
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Old April 11, 2012, 04:25 AM
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Called Dad in Dhaka...they haven't felt anything.......very sad for Sumatra...praying....
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Old April 11, 2012, 04:30 AM
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Tremors in Aceh for 5 minutes. Malaysian buildings on the West Coast shook for a minute. Apparently was even felt in Singapore.
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Old April 11, 2012, 04:31 AM
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It's actually a magnitude 8.9 earthquake. Source [1] [2]

"Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Indian Ocean basin," the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said.

Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that makes the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.

A giant 9.1-magnitude quake off the country on December 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, nearly three quarters of them in Aceh.
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Old April 11, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Big quake strikes off Indonesia, tsunami warning issued


JAKARTA | Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:22am BST

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake of 8.7 magnitude struck off the coast of Indonesia on Wednesday, sending residents there and in India dashing out of their homes and offices in fear. A tsunami warning was issued for the whole Indian Ocean.
The quake struck 308 miles (500 km) southwest of the city of Banda Aceh, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, at a depth of 20.5 miles (33 km), the U.S. Geological survey said.
The quake was felt as far away as the Thai capital, Bangkok, and in southern India, residents said. Hundreds of office workers in the Indian city of Bangalore left their buildings, workers there said.

The quake was in roughly in the same area as a December 26, 2004, quake of 9.1 magnitude, which sent huge tsunami waves crashing into Sumatra, where 170,000 people were killed, and across the Indian Ocean.
In all, the 2004 tsunami killed about 230,000 people in 13 Indian Ocean countries, including Thailand, Sri Lanka and India.
The 2004 quake was at a depth of 18 miles (30 km) along a fault line running under the Indian Ocean, off western Indonesia and up into the Bay of Bengal.
The quake was also felt in Sri Lanka and the southern Thai holiday island of Phuket, both of which were hit hard by the 2004 tsunami.
Thai Meteorological Department deputy chief Somchai Baimoung said there was no tsunami warning yet in Thailand. Provincial officials along the Andaman Sea coast were preparing for possible evacuation if necessary.
(Reporting by Jakarta, Bangalore and Bangkok bureaus; Writing by Robert Birsel; Editing by Dean Yates)

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Old April 11, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Magnitude 8.7 - OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
2012 April 11 08:38:38 UTC

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This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude
8.7
Date-Time
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 08:38:38 UTC
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 02:38:38 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location
2.348°N, 93.073°E
Depth
33 km (20.5 miles)
Region
OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Distances
434 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 Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters
NST=243, Nph=243, Dmin=514.3 km, Rmss=1.67 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
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Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usc000905e
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Old April 11, 2012, 04:39 AM
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I hope no life loss this time.
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Strike point: The spot where the earthquake hit and bubbles that show where the tsunami is most likely to hit
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Fears: Terrified people run out of their homes in Banda Aceh and prepare to evacuate amid fears that a tsunami could be as bad as the one on Boxing Day in 2004 Source:


Shock: Worried residents of Banda Aceh in the streets
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Old April 11, 2012, 05:53 AM
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Pray that the tsunami doesn't strike
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Old April 11, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Tsunami generated by Indonesian quake not major: US agency
 
Published on Apr 11, 2012

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - A tsunami measuring 17cm has been generated in the Indian Ocean and is headed for the Aceh province of Indonesia after a strong earthquake, a Pacific Tsunami Warning Center official said on Wednesday.

Earlier, an 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia, sending residents fleeing in fear.

Mr Victor Sardina, a geophysicist on duty at the Hawaii-based centre, said the total vertical measurement of the wave, according to monitoring gauges, was 35cm, making the height 17cm.

He did not provide a time estimate for landfall. 'It doesn't look like a major tsunami,' Mr Sardina said. 'But we are still monitoring as tsunamis come in waves.'

 
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Old April 11, 2012, 06:17 AM
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apparently there was a mild shudder in dhaka?

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Old April 11, 2012, 06:20 AM
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heard that tsunami alert has been announced for chittagong. Is it true?
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Old April 11, 2012, 06:22 AM
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heard that tsunami alert has been announced for chittagong. Is it true?
dont think BD is in any massive danger from the Tsunami
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Old April 11, 2012, 06:23 AM
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Watch yes. (snippet from US embassy warning)

EMERGENCY MESSAGE TO U.S. CITIZENS

Tsunami Watch for Chittagong, Bangladesh
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (http://ptwc.weather.gov/) reported a 8.7 earthquake off the Western coast of Northern Sumatra, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The Center issued a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean and projected that potential waves, should they be generated, could arrive to Chittagong, Bangladesh at 17.35 (5.35 pm) today, April 11, 2012.
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Old April 11, 2012, 06:37 AM
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Watch yes. (snippet from US embassy warning)

EMERGENCY MESSAGE TO U.S. CITIZENS

Tsunami Watch for Chittagong, Bangladesh
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (http://ptwc.weather.gov/) reported a 8.7 earthquake off the Western coast of Northern Sumatra, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The Center issued a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean and projected that potential waves, should they be generated, could arrive to Chittagong, Bangladesh at 17.35 (5.35 pm) today, April 11, 2012.
Oh no.

Yeah there was no danger in dhaka but something was felt.

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Old April 11, 2012, 07:03 AM
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Old April 11, 2012, 07:09 AM
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What kind of causality we are looking at?
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Old April 11, 2012, 07:13 AM
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It was off the coast so damage on land was minor. The fear was a repeat tsunami like the one in 2004.
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Old April 11, 2012, 07:19 AM
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10.51 PM local time: Estimated time for the Tsunami to hit the coast of Chittagong.
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Old April 11, 2012, 07:24 AM
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If there is a tsunami. It looks like the conditions will spawn only a tiny one.
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Old April 11, 2012, 07:33 AM
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If there is a tsunami. It looks like the conditions will spawn only a tiny one.
Yes, on the other hand, islands of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are at severe risk of the Tsunami.
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Old April 11, 2012, 08:08 AM
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this is terrible.
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Old April 11, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Experts said a tsunami wave had been produced, but there were no reports of damage and it remained unclear how big the wave would be.

Tsunami alerts after powerful quakes hit off Indonesia

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Handout image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the expected travel times of a tsunami centered on the location of an 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the coast of Indonesia.

By Alastair Jamieson and Ian Johnston, msnbc.com

Updated at 8:54 a.m. ET: Tsunami alerts were issued around the Indian Ocean Wednesday after a powerful 8.6-magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks were recorded off Indonesia's coast.
Experts said a tsunami wave had been produced, but there were no reports of damage and it remained unclear how big the wave would be.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that the initial quake happened about 14 miles beneath the ocean floor and 270 miles from Banda Aceh, the provincial capital of Aceh, at 2:38 p.m. local time (4:38 am. ET).The quake struck in a similar location to the 9.1-magnitude tremor on Dec. 26, 2004 that triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, killing almost 230,000 people, nearly three-quarters of them in Aceh province.

An 8.2-magnitude aftershock hit at 6:43 a.m. ET, the USGS said; the USGS and Indonesia issued fresh tsunami alerts as a result. There were several other smaller temblors, of between 5.1 and 5.7 magnitude in the same area between 5:51 a.m. ET and 8:10 a.m. ET.

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Kenya issued a tsunami warning for its Indian Ocean coastline, Reuters reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, based in Hawaii, issued a tsunami watch - an alert category one level below a warning - for Indonesia, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and the island territory of Diego Garcia.

In the immediate aftermath of the first quake it issued a watch for countries as far away as Australia, Somalia and South Africa, although it later lifted that alert.

The PTWC said in a statement that “sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated.” “It may already have been destructive along some coasts,” the center said.

It posted a series of estimated arrival times for tsunami waves for potentially affected areas, saying that if no major waves had happened two hours after those times then “local authorities can assume the threat is passed.”

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Old April 11, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Allah please have mercy on everyone....tsunami like the one in 2004.....oh no!
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