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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:40 PM
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6.2 earthquake, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 06:50 PM by Viva_La_Revolution
Source: USGS

6.2 earthquake, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Apr 25 7:07am at epicenter (20m ago, 103km NNE of Baubau, depth 9.4km)

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UPDATE 23:44 UTC : BMKG, the Indonesian seismologicalk service is reporting a magnitude of 6.0 at a depth of 18 km (slightly better numbers than USGS)

UPDATE 23:43 UTC : The area is not heavily populated and seems to have few roads. We do not expect rapid news from the epicenter area.

UPDATE 23:42 UTC : Close by locations are : Wakorumba, Napabalano, Koroni, Bangbong, Tampo and Bonea.

UPDATE 23:40 UTC : A similar earthquake occurred in 2000 at a distance of 44 km of the current epicenter and had NO shaking deaths as a result.

UPDATE 23:38 UTC : 115,000 people will experience a VERY STRONG shaking (MMI VII). 254,000 people a STRONG shaking.

UPDATE 23:37 UTC : GDACS published a GREEN earthquake alert for this earthquake = very limited chance on damage and/or injuries. Earthquake-Report does however NOT agree with this positive outcome.

UPDATE 23:35 UTC : Theoretical values of USGS are giving a felt experience of VIII MMI for approx. 16,000 people (severe shaking). If magnitude and depth values are correct, damage may be expected

A very strong shallow earthquake occurred in Sulawesi Indonesia during the morning hours (local time)

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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:18 PM
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1. No Tsunami I hope...
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:32 PM
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2. Reuters link (too late to edit OP)
Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake with a relatively shallow depth hit Sulawesi island in central Indonesia on Monday, officials in the region said.

Reports from the area said the quake occurred 55 km (33 miles) southeast of the town of Kendari and likely struck the tip of the island.

Officials said the tremor was strongly felt in Kendari and an aftershock of 5.2 was recorded soon after to the east of the town.

There was no indication whether a tsunami warning had been issued, but many small islands in the area would be at risk from a strong quake.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:30 PM
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3. Jakarta Post article...
A strong and shallow earthquake hit eastern Indonesia early Monday, sending residents, hotels guests nd patients from a hospital fleeing in panic. Some homes were damaged, with windows shattered and walls cracked, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake was centered 45 miles (75 kilometers) southeast of Kendari, a town on Sulawesi island, a a depth of just 6 miles (9 kilometers). It was followed by three strong aftershocks.

Andre Wijaya, a geological official in Kendari, said the earth shook violently beneath his feet.

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