A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred last night southwest of Sumatra, reports CNN referring to the USGS.
According to the report the epicenter of the earthquake was located in the ocean at a depth of 22 km, 165 km from Sumatra.
Pacific tsunami forecasting cent in turn said that the likelihood of a tsunami is unlikely.
In the Stavropol region, an earthquake 3.5 points. Tremors were recorded in Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk.
"According to updated information from the attendant seismic city of Kislovodsk, in the MSK 22.29 on Friday, July 9 at around 44.6 degrees north latitude and 41.6 degrees east longitude at a depth of 10 km recorded an earthquake of magnitude 2.8, the power of 3.5 on the Richter scale in the midst "- informs" Interfax "referring to a source in the regional emergencies department.
To check the location and evaluation of damage a few attendants MOE units left the scene. Results of Read more [...]
People leave their homes on the truck with cows in Tanah Karo after the eruption of the volcano Sinabung (in the background). (Sutanta Aditya / AFP - Getty Images)
In Indonesia were already second in the last two days of the eruption Sinabung, silent the last 400 years. From the area of the eruption in the province of North Sumatra by order of the authorities evacuated more than 21 thousand people.
Indonesian woman with a child watching the eruption Sinabung from the village of Tanah Karo, North Sumatra. The volcano began erupting for the first time in 400 years, forcing thousands of people Read more [...]
Seasonal forest fires annually cover tens of thousands of hectares in Sumatra — the sixth largest island on the planet in Indonesia, — this year once again become the scale is not national, and regional disasters, passed in the environment regional media.
As stated by the Indonesian national news Agency Antara analyst at the National Directorate of meteorology, climatology and Geophysics (OMCG) Slamet Riyadi (Slamet Riyadi), yesterday's satellite pictures showed that in Sumatra there are 202 fires. Most of them — 66 — had the province of South Sumatra, Read more [...]
The 2004 tsunami in South-East Asia is considered one of the worst natural disasters in history. Photo Reuters
The earthquake of 26 December 2004, with an epicenter in the Indian ocean near the Indonesian island of Sumatra followed by a giant tsunami caused the deaths of more than 155 thousand people. And not only in Indonesia but also throughout Southeast Asia and even in Africa.
The tsunami in Southeast Asia, almost all experts believe one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. Caused it underwater earthquake of magnitude 9 on the Richter scale - the most powerful over the past Read more [...]
The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale, occurred on Friday morning in the Indonesian province of Moluccas, did not possess sufficient force to cause a tsunami, told RIA Novosti in the National administration of meteorology, climatology and Geophysics (OMCG).
The tremor's epicenter was located at 192 km North-West of the city Saumlaki on the Islands Tanimbar. Its center was located at a depth of 159 kilometers under the sea surface and the Gang.
Warning about the possibility of a tsunami has not been announced, said the employee NUMCH GMOs. Due to the fact that the earthquake Read more [...]
The tsunami destroyed 10 villages
The resulting tsunami wiped off the face of the earth 10 villages. A roof over your head lost 4 thousand people.
The number of victims of a local tsunami off the West coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra reached 311, another 410 people missing, report Wednesday evening regional electronic media after several helicopters were able for the first time to complete the flight to the disaster zone. Coming from the disaster zone latest reports say that the height of the tsunami reached seven and even 30 meters.
According to the village chief, the first Read more [...]
Already 40 people found dead in the massive tsunami that struck the Western Islands of Indonesia following the earthquake capacity of 7.5 points, Reuters reports. According to AP, the power of the tremor was 7.7 points, and the epicenter lies 20 km below the sea floor 78 km to the West of the island South Pagai.
The earthquake occurred on Monday evening. Under attack ensuing tsunami hit the remote and sparsely populated island Mentawai. Hundreds of homes were washed away by the waves on the Islands Pagai and Shilabo.
At least 380 people still unaccounted for. There is hope that some of them Read more [...]
A growing number of casualties among the inhabitants of the Indonesian archipelago Islands Mentawai, which on Monday had been an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale, and then it was followed by a tsunami. Today, there are 413 dead, and 298 people are still unaccounted for.
“We do not have enough beds and medicines and need a much larger supply of oxygen. Many patients need oxygen masks, and our inventory is depleted, masks almost didn't sotalol. The elderly and children especially need oxygen” says Dr. one of the clinics.
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Indonesia recorded a powerful earthquakes of magnitude 7.5. The earthquake has affected the West coast of Sumatra, one of the major Indonesian Islands. About it reports Reuters with a reference to the Geological service of the USA.
The epicenter of the earthquake was only 240 km South from the city of Padang, capital of West Sumatra province. Experts warn that the quake could trigger a local tsunami. But calm, more powerful tsunami is not expected.
Indonesian seismological Agency issued a warning about the approaching tsunami, writes The Thaindian News. The experts from Indonesia appreciated Read more [...]
Another strong earthquake occurred on Tuesday in Indonesia, according to the USGS.
According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake magnitude 6,1 there were 225 kilometres South of the administrative centre of the province of West Sumatra, Padang city, its center lies at a depth of 23 kilometers.
Of the victims, the destruction or the threat of a tsunami is not reported, but residents of Indonesia with alarm monitor ongoing in the region of seismic activity. On Monday night, the country was shaken by a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 and immediately followed by the Read more [...]
The earthquake of magnitude 8.9 used in Indonesia the Richter scale can occur off the West coast of Sumatra at any time, said on Wednesday the Indonesian national news Agency Antara referring to the research conducted by the Academy of Sciences (LIPI) «country three thousand Islands».
However, the data from this study should not «to terrorize» people, said in an interview with the news Agency in the capital of the province of West Sumatra Padang employee of the local University Andalas World of Alpine (Mira Elfina).
This is just a reminder that local residents should Read more [...]
Started to erupt on Saturday after centuries of hibernation Indonesian volcano Sinabung in the Northern part of the island of Sumatra was made in the night of Friday, the most powerful lava and volcanic ash during this entire period — to a height of more than two kilometers, said Friday the national news Agency Antara.
The energy inside is going deeper into the earth vents «fire mountain» height 2.46 km accumulated since the last time a powerful release on Monday, explained Surono (Surono) — the head branch of the national Centre of Volcanology and Read more [...]
The eruption of a volcano that has not been active for 400 years, occurred on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, reports on Sunday Reuters with reference to the Indonesian centre for monitoring volcanoes.
Lava from a volcano, Cinnabun located on the mountain of the same name in the North of the island, began to break out around midnight local time. Over the mountain up a column of smoke height of 1.5 km, rescue services evacuated people from nearby villages. At the moment information about the victim or not.
Experts declared \"red\", the most dangerous level of volcanic warnings. Read more [...]
The earthquake of magnitude of 5.8 on the Richter scale occurred on Saturday morning at the North-Western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Tsunami warnings were not announced, reported by the National administration of meteorology, climatology and Geophysics (OMCG).
The tremor's epicenter was in 44 kilometres South-East of the city Sinabang located on lying off the West coast of Aceh island of Simeulue. Its center was located at a depth of 37 kilometers below the surface of the Indian ocean.
Information on casualties or destruction is not currently available.
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Off the coast of Sumatra (Indonesia) earthquake of 7.4 magnitude. Its epicenter was located 225 kilometers from the city of Banda Aceh.
In the U.S. Geological survey reported that there is no tsunami threat.
Two separated just a few minutes tremor, which occurred Wednesday morning at the Western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, does not have sufficient potential to cause a tsunami, told RIA Novosti in the National administration of meteorology and Geophysics (OMG).
According to preliminary data, the epicenter of the more powerful of them magnitude of 6.1 points on the Richter scale and was located 56 kilometres South-East of the island Siberut West Sumatra province. His focus lay only ten kilometers beneath the surface of the Strait of Mentawai, said employee OMG Arif.
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November 4, 2013. A new eruption Sinabung, occurred at 04:15 local time on Sunday, marred day four residents of the surrounding villages. The authorities of the island of Sumatra urgently made the evacuation of about a thousand people and declared the area within a radius of three kilometers from the volcano forbidden to visit.
A column of thick smoke and ash emitted by Sinalunga in the two followed each other eruptions, rose to a height of almost 7 km, according to Indonesian media. According to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the information center of the National office for the elimination Read more [...]
November 5, 2013. More than 1,300 people were evacuated on the Indonesian island of Sumatra in connection with the volcanic eruption Sinabung. The volcano “woke up” in August 2010, after almost four centuries of silence. The previous eruption in September of this year, was forced to leave the house about 15 thousand local residents.
on June 14. Three earthquakes of magnitude 5.5 to 6.9 points used in Indonesia the Richter scale occurred at night in the Western and Eastern parts of the largest on the planet of the Indonesian archipelago, told RIA Novosti in the National administration of meteorology, climatology and Geophysics (OMCG).
The epicenter of the most powerful in the epicenter was off the coast of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi in 178 km South-East of the city of Tahuna Islands Sangihe at the North-Eastern tip of Sulawesi. Its center was located at a depth of ten kilometers in the Molucca sea.
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