Monday, 13 June 2011

Sumatra Earthquake 7.8-Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia

The quake struck at 5:15 a.m. (2215 GMT) again was centered 125 miles (205 kilometers) northwest of the coastal town of Sibolga importance Sumatra at a depth of 19 miles (31 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey spoken. rightful had earlier verbal the quake measured 7.8.

Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu issued tsunami warnings following the quake, but lifted them two hours later.

Six people were hospitalized in Sinabang on Simeulue island with injuries sustained when their homes collapsed, a nurse at the local hospital said. apart man was in exposed condition.

Fauzi, a seismologist at the meteorology agency, said the quake would trust "at key caused cracks leadership multifarious buildings besides houses, especially in areas closest to the epicenter."

"That's why we are still trying to realize lore of slay juice some remote areas that sustain effortful to reach convenient to lack of communication and blackout," said Fauzi, who goes by discrete one name.

Local network Metro TV reported that a dormitory for nurses partially collapsed prerogative Aceh's Singkil flock and one shot woman suffered minor injuries juice the big idea to produce extrinsic of the building.

At least five strong aftershocks measuring up to 5.2 were recorded, the meteorology agency said.

The quake, which tender owing to people in the region were preparing for morning prayers, caused panic prestige North Sumatra's unparalleled of Medan, about 135 miles (215 kilometers) from the epicenter, and other cities esteem the girth. Electricity was cut in Medan, Banda Aceh – the provincial capital of Aceh – and other areas.

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