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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia

04/05/2011 Leave a comment

“JAKARTA, Apr 05, 2011 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Kepulauan Talaud, Indonesia at 18:14 Jakarta time (1114 GMT) on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 17.60 km, was initially determined to be at 3.06 degrees north latitude and 126.97 degrees east longitude.”  Source.

 

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6.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Coast of Indonesia

04/03/2011 Leave a comment

“Hundreds of residents fled an Indonesian port town for higher ground on Monday when an earthquake struck south of Java with a magnitude estimated by US seismologists at 6.7.

The epicentre in the Indian Ocean was 24 kilometres (15 miles) miles deep, the US Geological Survey said, after initially estimating it at 10 kilometres underground, and 277 kilometres south of the Javanese coast.

Indonesian seismologists put the magnitude at 7.1 and issued a tsunami warning, saying the tremor had the potential to cause a killer wave and asking recipients of its public alert SMS to warn others of the danger.”  Read more.

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