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Monday, March 28, 2005

Earthquake!

Got reports from friends in Penang and Kedah and even further south in Kuala Lumpur that they felt tremors just a few minutes ago. Be careful! Earthquakes of these power are almost certain to produce a tsunami, it is just a matter of how powerful it is

Update: Contrary to people's claims, the earthquake is not as powerful as the last one. It is a 8.7 (Updated! as of now) compared with the 9.X of the Boxing Day earthquake. You are just feeling it stronger because its further south east of that quake.


http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Maps/10/100_5.html

Magnitude 8.2 - NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA2005 March 28 16:09:37 UTCPreliminary Earthquake ReportU.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information CenterWorld Data Center for Seismology, Denver
A great earthquake occurred at 16:09:37 (UTC) on Monday, March 28, 2005. The magnitude 8.2 event has been located in NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Magnitude
8.2
Date-Time
Monday, March 28, 2005 at 16:09:37 (UTC)= Coordinated Universal Time Monday, March 28, 2005 at 11:09:37 PM = local time at epicenter
Location
2.093°N, 97.016°E
Depth
30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program
Region
NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Distances
203 km (126 miles) WNW (282°) from Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia246 km (153 miles) SW (228°) from Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia422 km (262 miles) SSE (154°) from Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia533 km (331 miles) WSW (258°) from KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 6.1 km (3.8 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters
Nst= 65, Nph= 65, Dmin=535.9 km, Rmss=0.85 sec, Gp= 61°,M-type=moment magnitude (Mw), Version=6
Source
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information CenterWorld Data Center for Seismology, Denver
Event ID
usweax

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