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Monday 28 March 2005

ALERT: New 8.5 Magnitude Earthquake off Indonesia, Tsunami Possible

The Associated Press is reporting that a major 8.5 magnitude earthquake has just struck along the same fault line as the December earthquake. From the latest story on yahoo news:

A large earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra Island in the Andaman Sea late Monday, and the U.S. Geological Survey said it was a major quake measuring a magnitude of 8.2. Thai officials issued a warning of a possible tsunami, three months after a tsunami devastated parts of Indonesia and other countries in the region. The quake occurred at 11:09 p.m. local at a depth of nearly 19 miles, the USGS in Golden, Colo., said. Japan's Meteorological Agency measured the quake at magnitude 8.5.

Please take proper precautions and alert friends/colleagues in the region immediately.

Andy Carvin
Digital Divide Network
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Anonymous Ashok, Bangalore said :

The Japanese agencies are reporting a quake of 8.5 in Richter scale. However, they reporter from US Geol Society referred this site to look for any Tsunami warnings.

Mon Mar 28, 11:00:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Ashok, Bangalore said :

I missed to mention in my posting that the news is being broadcast on BBC World and on local Indian channels. Kindly update for any emergency warnings.
e-mail : ashok_udumalai@yahoo.co.in

Ashok

Mon Mar 28, 11:08:00 PM IST