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2010-01-18 07:40:00

Indonesia may be looking at a catastrophe as a huge tsunami-generating earthquake is possibly expected to hit the city of Padang and the island of Sumatra. A warning was issued by a scientist who miraculously predicted the quake that hit Sumatra in 2005. The warning was issued in a letter to the journal Nature Geoscience. The peril comes from a relentless buildup of pressure over the last two centuries on a section of the Sunda Trench, one of the world's most notorious earthquake zones, which...

2006-08-11 18:49:14

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Saturday, but officials said there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Indonesia's national earthquake center said the quake occurred in the area of Simeulue island, 1,485 km (922 miles) northwest of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The USGS put the quake's magnitude at 6.0. Dailin Wang, an oceanographer at the Pacific...

2006-04-02 06:00:08

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake struck off the western Indonesian island of Simeulue on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an Indonesian official said. The epicenter of the 5.4 magnitude earthquake lay 22 km south of Simeulue island in Aceh province and at a depth of around 33 km (20 miles), a Meteorology and Geophysics Agency official in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, told Reuters. Simeulue lies west of Sumatra, one of Indonesia's...

2005-11-19 11:53:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Simeulue, Indonesia on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but officials there were no reports of a tsunami or other damage or injuries. "A strong earthquake occurred at (9:10 a.m. EST, 1410 GMT) on Saturday, November 19," the USGS said on its Web site. "The magnitude 6.5 event has been located in Simeulue, Indonesia," an island off Sumatra about 900 miles northwest of Jakarta. An official at Jakarta's Meteorology and...

2005-11-19 11:21:33

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Simeulue, Indonesia on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and an official in the region said there were no reports of a tsunami. "A strong earthquake occurred at (1410 GMT) on Saturday, November 19," the USGS said on its Web site. "The magnitude 6.5 event has been located in Simeulue, Indonesia," an island off Sumatra about 900 miles northwest of Jakarta. An official at Jakarta's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the...

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2005-04-12 15:20:00

MOUNT TALANG, Indonesia (AFP) -- A volcano spewed into life on Indonesia's disaster-blighted Sumatra island, spreading new panic after the recent tsunami and earthquakes and driving thousands from their homes. Mount Talang, 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of Sumatra's coastal Padang city began pumping out volcanic ash shortly before dawn, prompting scientists to urge people to move away from the fall-out zone. More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from the volcano's slope, the Antara...

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2005-03-30 15:35:10

TOKYO (AP) - Why was there no tsunami this time? After the magnitude-8.7 earthquake off Indonesia on Monday night, warnings blared along coastlines in Thailand, India and Sri Lanka, and frightened residents fled inland for fear of a deadly tsunami like the one in December. But the big waves never came, and scientists say differences in the ocean topography and the movement of the earth's crust are the reasons. Keiji Doi from Tokyo University's Earthquake Research Institute said the size of...


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