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    Tsunami Warning!!!!!

    Not neccessarily a threat here, but posted for anyone else who might be in a possible location..KW? or others it is on the east side but not likely to effect the gulf of Thailand..


    Tsunami warning follows strong quake off Indonesia

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake struck waters off eastern Indonesia early Monday, generating tsunami warnings for coastlines within 600 miles of the epicenter.
    The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's preliminary magnitude at 7.5 and said it struck 13 miles beneath the sea. It was centered 54 miles from Gorantalo, a coastal town on Sulawesi island.
    Fauzi, an official with the local geological agency who goes by only one name, put the magnitude at 7.7. He did not have any immediate reports of damage or injuries.
    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake had the potential to generate a destructive tsunami along coasts within 600 miles of the epicenter.
    Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanos and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.
    In December 2004, a massive earthquake off Indonesia's Sumatra island triggered a tsunami that battered much of the Indian Ocean coastline and killed more than 230,000 people — 131,000 of them in Indonesia's Aceh province alone.
    A tsunami off Java island last year killed nearly 5,000.

    Tsunami warning follows strong quake off Indonesia - Yahoo! News
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    oh dear not again

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    I saw this on the TV (a passing remark!) but couldn't find any reference on the internet,

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    Tsunami warning lifted after earthquake off Indonesia


    (CNN) -- A powerful earthquake early Monday in Indonesia led briefly to fears of a possible tsunami, but officials soon lifted a warning, and there were no reports of casualties or damage.
    The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.5-magnitude quake was centered 85 miles (135 kilometers) northwest of Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia and 190 miles west of Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia. It was 1170 miles east-northeast of Jakarta and occurred at 1:02 a.m. local time Monday.
    In December 2004, a massive 9.0 earthquake, the most powerful in more than 40 years, triggered a massive tsunami in the Indian Ocean that obliterated whole towns. The tsunami killed 230,000 people -- 131,000 of them in Indonesia's Aceh province alone, according to the Associated Press.
    Indonesia's National Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said there were no immediate reports of a tsunami.
    Local TV reports in Gorontalo said panicked residents were outside their homes, though there were no reports of casualties or damage.
    An official with the National Disaster Coordinating Agency said residents of Buol, Central Sulawesi, were being evacuated after reports of sea water receding from the shoreline, which can be a sign that a tsunami is on the way. But the official emphasized that there were no reports that a tsunami was coming.

    Tsunami warning lifted after earthquake off Indonesia - CNN.com

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    thank faark for that then

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    geeez, just as well, cos I never would have got the warning in time....

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    but as you can see from teh map., it was north west of manando, sulawesi. (top corner arm of the island) so jakarta would have been safe, i'm surprised that they did not warn phillipines also...) perhaps the wave moves in one direction only.


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    What exactly is the point of posting a tsunami alert warning on a web board?

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    ^for the "surfers"! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah..... .

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    Toll rising after Indonesia quake



    At least two people have been killed and thousands fled their homes when a powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
    The 7.5 magnitude quake struck the coastal town of Gorontalo at a depth of 10km (six miles).
    It was followed by several aftershocks, including one of magnitude 5.8.
    Panic gripped the province but fears of a tsunami receded after the country withdrew a warning shortly after it had been issued.
    A health ministry official, Rustam Pakaya, said a 56-year old man and one other were killed, 37 were injured and more than 200 homes were damaged, some of them completely crumpled.
    He said a number of buildings including schools had collapsed.
    State news agency Antara said thousands of people fled homes and hotel rooms across Gorontalo, capital of a province of the same name.
    US monitors were warning the quake could create a destructive tsunami within 1,000km (620 miles) of the epicentre.
    Reporting Sunday's quake, the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center called for authorities in the region to "take immediate action to evacuate coastal areas".
    A 2004 tsunami killed nearly a quarter of a million people, most of them in Indonesia's Aceh region.
    That disaster led to pressure for better tidal warning systems in the region and Indonesia launched a new hi-tech system on Tuesday aimed at detecting tidal waves and providing faster alerts. One man dead in Indonesia quake
    One person is killed and homes toppled in a powerful earthquake which struck near Indonesia's Sulawesi province overnight.
    One man was killed and thousands fled their homes when a powerful earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
    The 7.5 quake struck hit the coastal town of Gorontalo at a depth of 10km (six miles), and was followed by several aftershocks, including one of magnitude 5.8.
    Panic gripped the town but the tremors appear to have caused little damage, with one person reportedly injured.
    Fears of a tsunami receded after the country withdrew a warning shortly after it was issued.
    A health ministry official, Rustam Pakaya, said the 56-year old man who was killed came from the village of Kwandang, where another 23 people were injured.
    He said a number of houses and schools had collapsed.
    State news agency Antara said thousands of people fled homes and hotel rooms across Gorontalo province.
    US monitors were warning the quake could create a destructive tsunami within 1,000km (620 miles) of the epicentre.
    Reporting Sunday's quake, the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center called for authorities in the region to "take immediate action to evacuate coastal areas".
    A 2004 tsunami killed nearly a quarter of a million people, most of them in Indonesia's Aceh region.
    That disaster led to pressure for better tidal warning systems in the region and Indonesia launched a new hi-tech system on Tuesday aimed at detecting tidal waves and providing faster alerts.

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