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Thursday 30 December 2004

Aftershocks rattle Andaman and Nicobar, Indonesia

New Delhi, Dec 30. (PTI):The disaster-hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Indonesia were jolted by a series of moderate intensity aftershocks today, Indian Meteorological Department said here.

Four earthquakes measuring over five on Richter Scale jolted the region in the wee hours of the day. However no casualty or damage was reported due to them.

A moderate intensity earthquake, measuring 5.2, hit near east coast of Little Nicobar at around 0426 hrs IST with the epicentre at 7.4 degree north latitude and 93.9 degree east longitude.

It was followed by a similar quake with its epicentre northwest of Great Nicobar at 0444 hrs IST.

Another quake jolted northern Sumatra with its epicentre at 5.9 degree north latitude and 94.6 degree east longitude, measuring 5.8, at around 0243 hours. Simeulue Indonesia was also rattled by a quake measuring 5.5 on richter scale at 0634 hrs IST. The epicentre was at 2.3 degree North latitude and 96.2 degree East longitude.

Over sixty aftershocks, including nine yesterday, have rocked the region since the devastating earthquake off Indonesia coast on Sunday set off killer Tsunami waves which unleashed one of the worst natural disasters claiming thousands of lives in South and South East Asia.

Source: The Hindu

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hello, as I write this at ~ 05:50 UTC Dec 30, I see that on USGS's "NEIC Current Earthquake Information": [http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/] 3 of the four incidences reported by PTI/The Hindu are not found but that neic site has not been updated after Dec 29 23:46:27 UTC (close to 6 hours back). But even the latest update of USGS's All Earthquake List for World: [http://earthquake.usgs.gov/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.html], updated at Dec 30 5:48:43 UTC, does not include those same three. The fourth that both include is the one at Northern Sumatra reported by PTI/The Hindu. As someone who has only recently started to monitor these, I am puzzled as to how quakes / tremors detected by Indian Meteorological Departement are not found by USGS. Is there web site for monitoring Indian department's reports?

K. Sethu
Sri Lanka

Thu Dec 30, 11:31:00 AM IST  
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