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2008-08-05 09:00:38

An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale rocked eastern parts of Indonesia Tuesday but officials said no tsunami or casualties were reported. The quake's epicenter was about 145 miles northwest of Saumlaki in Maluku province and 106 miles under the sea bed, reported Xinhua, China's state-run news agency. The quake had potential for tsunami but it did not occur and we did not issue the warning, a meteorologist with a local agency told Xinhua.

2008-06-27 12:02:23

An undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck near India's Andaman islands in the Indian Ocean Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was centered about 70 miles southwest of Port Blair, the archipelago's civilian administrator said. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. Residents fled their homes as the quake triggered panic and brought back fears of a repeat of the devastating tsunami that flooded the isolated chain four years ago, officials...

2006-08-29 09:19:16

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 undersea earthquake struck Indonesia's Moluccas islands on Tuesday and there was a possibility of a tsunami, an official at the meteorological agency said. "There is a possibility of a tsunami, but until now we have not received a report that it has happened," Fauzi, head seismologist at the agency, told Reuters.

2006-08-07 18:21:32

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit 50 miles from the largest island of Vanuatu at 9:18 a.m. local time on August 8 (2218 GMT August 7), the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Monday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that there was no Pacific Ocean-wide tsunami threat, even with their higher initial reading of a 7.0 magnitude. "However, earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within...

2006-07-29 20:20:47

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami that killed more than 600 people on Java island less than two weeks ago will weigh on a group of global weather scientists when they meet in Indonesia this week to discuss a system aimed at reducing such deaths. The Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System was formed after the December 26, 2004 tsunami that killed around 230,000 in a dozen Indian Ocean nations. With the tragedy...

2006-07-26 04:24:19

JAKARTA (Reuters) - More than half of an estimated 45,000 Indonesians who were displaced by last week's tsunami on the south coast of Java have returned home, officials said on Wednesday. Nine days after the disaster many of those who had fled to higher ground were back working on their fields or fishing in the ocean. Thousands of people took shelter in mosques or tents in the hills after the huge waves brought death and destruction to a 300-km (185-mile) stretch of Java's south...

2006-07-23 03:06:14

By Crack Palinggi PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian Christians in tsunami-hit areas prayed in church on Sunday as life slowly limped back to normal six days after the disaster that killed nearly 700 people. In his service, Reverend Rudolf George Sorongan urged people to be strong after Monday's tsunami that displaced thousands of people along a 300-km (185-mile) stretch of the south coast of Java, Indonesia's most populous island. "We have to be resolute in facing this...

2006-07-19 10:32:39

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region and a new tremor off the southwestern Java coast sowed fear on Wednesday as the toll from Monday's disaster climbed to 550. Rescuers pulled bodies from the debris and aid trickled into worst-hit Pangandaran town while a search continued for about 275 people still missing after the tsunami smashed into a 300-km (185 mile) stretch of coast along southern Java. A light aftershock that...

2006-07-19 06:50:17

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region sent hundreds scrambling for high ground on Wednesday as the toll from Monday's disaster climbed to 550. Rescuers pulled bodies from the debris and aid trickled into worst-hit Pangandaran town while a search continued for about 275 people still missing after the tsunami smashed into a 300-km (185 mile) stretch of coast along southern Java. A light aftershock that shook Pangandaran...

2006-07-19 08:14:43

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region and a new tremor off the southwestern Java coast sowed fear on Wednesday as the toll from Monday's disaster climbed to 550. Rescuers pulled bodies from the debris and aid trickled into worst-hit Pangandaran town while a search continued for about 275 people still missing after the tsunami smashed into a 300-km (185 mile) stretch of coast along southern Java. A light aftershock that...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'