Thursday, September 13, 2007

Indonesia Quake On Google Earth

September 12, 2007- Southern Sumatra earthquake occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the boundary between the Australian plate and the Sunda plate. This is the 4th earthquake of magnitude greater than 7.8 to have occurred in the past decade on or near the plate boundaries offshore of western Sumatra. Earthquakes like this may sometimes cause tsunamis.

At least 9 people killed, hundreds injured and many buildings damaged or destroyed in the Bengkulu and Padang areas. A tsunami with a wave height of 90 cm was measured at Padang. Power and telephone outages occurred. Felt by people in high-rise buildings at Jakarta and in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The 8.4-magnitude quake off Sumatra damaged homes, mosques, and shopping malls along the coast and could be felt in at least four countries, with tall buildings swaying as far as 1,200 miles away.

Malaysia Press - Kwong Wah e-Newspaper has written the incident affected Selangor, Johor Bahru, Perak, Kedah, Perlis and etc.

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