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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-28-05 12:40 PM
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56. Major earthquake strikes off Indonesia; tsunami warning issued
Edited on Mon Mar-28-05 12:41 PM by steve2470

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - A large earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the Andaman Sea late Monday. The U.S. Geological Survey website described it as a "great" quake with magnitude of 8.2.

Thai officials issued a warning of a possible tsunami, three months after a tsunami devastated parts of Indonesia, Thailand and several other countries bordering on the Indian Ocean.

The quake occurred at 11:09 p.m. local time at a depth of nearly 30 kilometres, the USGS in Golden, Colo., said.

Japan's Meteorological Agency measured the quake at magnitude 8.5.

On Dec. 26, an undersea earthquake off Sumatra with a magnitude of more than 9.0 - the world's biggest quake in 40 years - sent a huge tsunami charging across the Indian Ocean at the speed of a passenger jet.
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