Powerful Earthquake has Struck Indonesia

September 30, 2009

Indonesia (ChattahBox) — A powerful underwater earthquake has struck off the the coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island.  The quake of magnitude of 7.6 struck Indonesia on Wednesday, the U.S Geological Survey said, revising downward a preliminary estimate of 7.9. It was recorded about 33 miles from Padang, the capital city of West Sumatra, which is home to more than 800,000 people. Several buildings were damaged, Metro TV reported. People were seen running out of their homes and toward the hills. Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago. Padang, the capital of Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, sits on one of the world’s most active fault lines along the “Ring of Fire”, where the Indo-Australia plate grinds against the Eurasia plate, creating regular tremors and sometimes earthquakes.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued regional tsunami warning following the earthquake, but the warning was reportedly canceled soon afterward.  The Indonesian earthquake comes just hours after a series of tsunamis caused death and devastation on the Pacific island nations of American and Western Samoa.


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    The British Red Cross have launched the Asia Pacific Disasters Appeal to respond to the earthquakes in Indonesia, as well as the tsunami in Sumatra and typhoon in south-east Asia. They are urgently looking for donations to help support Red Cross emergency response operations across the region.All the info is at:


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