Another South East Asia Quake

Reports are coming in that there has been another quake off the coast of Sumatra. It may or may not be an aftershock of the December 26, 2004 quake ranging somewhere between 8.2 and 8.5 in magnitude. It seems to be the same kind of quake that caused the Boxing Day Tsunami. I haven't heard anything yet about a wave hitting land though. People are being evacuated. Mike King of Ramblings' Journal has got some info.

8.2 Magnitude Aftershock Rocks Northern Sumatra
Residents flee after major earthquake strikes off Indonesia, tsunami warning issued
Strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Sumatra island
Earthquake hits Sumatra

It seems that the region has dodged the tsunami bullet. Now they just have to deal with the aftermath of such a strong quake. Some silver lining.

magnitude upped to 8.7
Indonesia earthquake damages buildings

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Update: 8:00 PM Even without another tsunami there's still much destrcution and loss of life.
Quake Strikes Island Off Sumatra; 290 People Killed
Major quake off Indonesia kills nearly 300

Update: 10:31 PM Messy Christian blogging from Malayasia and Earthquake kills up to 2T Indonesians (9:30 a.m.)

Now I'm going to bed.


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