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Earthquake hits Indonesia

2012-06-23 07:29

Jakarta - A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Aceh province on Sumatra island on Saturday, the Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysics Agency said.

The quake struck 24 kilometres northwest of Subulussalam town in Aceh at 04:34 at a depth of 103 kilometres, the agency said.

"The quake's epicentre was on land. There are no reports of damage so far," agency official Dedi Sugianto told AFP.

Comments
  • jazzni - 2012-06-23 07:47

    Mathew 24:7-8 7“For nation will rise\r\nagainst nation and\r\nkingdom against kingdom,\r\nand there will be food\r\nshortages and\r\nearthquakes in one place\r\nafter another. 8 All these\r\nthings are a beginning of\r\npangs of distress.

      philani.goba - 2012-06-23 08:28

      in 50 years' time when this earthquake strikes again..I'm sure someone will say this..as I'm sure it was said 50 years ago

  • Freddy - 2012-06-23 09:25

    It sadens alot of people that are touring there and/or that want to tour there.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-06-23 10:41

    And News 24.com cant even report on the double earth quake that struck Australia yesterday. WHY?

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-06-23 10:50

    According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, at 10:53 UTC this morning, the biggest earthquake to hit Victoria, Australia, in more than a century struck. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issued a moment magnitude of 5.2 for the event and Geoscience Australia issued a moment magnitude of 5.3. Today’s earthquake struck near the southeast coast of Australia 10 km southwest of Moe, the closest population centre, and 120 km southwest of Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest metropolis with a population of more than 4.1 million. AIR does not expect significant insured losses from this event.

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-06-23 10:52

      According to the USGS, the earthquake struck at a depth of 9.9 km, making this a shallow event. Shaking lasted for 30 to 40 seconds, according to local accounts. “Australia is in a stable continental region, thus damaging earthquakes there are relatively rare,” said Dr. Bingming Shen-Tu, senior principal scientist at AIR Worldwide. “When they do occur, however, ground motion is typically felt over a large area. Although Australia exhibits comparatively low seismic activity, earthquakes have been recorded in almost all regions of the country. Seismicity in eastern Australia, where today’s earthquake occurred, is relatively low as compared to western and northwestern Australia.” “However, for eastern Australia, the historic earthquake activity in the area that includes the southeastern coastal and offshore regions from Melbourne to Tasmania Sea is relatively high. This event occurred in a failed continental rift zone in southern Australia.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-06-23 10:53

    So there you News 24.com News straight from the horses mouth so to say. Hope you read it.

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