Monday, February 25, 2008

earthquake of 7,0 hits The Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia

february 25 2007

The Kepulauan Mentawai Region, Indonesia is hit by an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.0 on the scale of Richter.

This follows on a series of 4 earthquakes yesterday, of the magnitudes:
5,5
5,4
6,4
5,5

and the day before of 5,5.

The quake happened at a distance of 160 kilometers (100 miles) south-southwest of Padang.

A tsunami warning was issued, but none has been obeserved.

At the moment there are no reports of casualties.

Right now the seismologic readings show light tremors.
We have to wait what more will happen.


Update: 2 hours and 2 minutes later an aftershock of 5.1 followed.
... and still at exactly the same depth and almost the same place:
5.2
6.3
6.9

One wonders what's going to happen...
Is there an underwater vulcano emerging?????


Any updates will follow here or in a new entry.
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