Indonesia Earthquake

  • 6.1 magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia December 17, 2012

    Jakarta: An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude has been detected off the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi. There have been no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered 119 kilometers (74 miles) northeast of Luwuk, in Central Sulawesi province, at a depth of 18.5...
  • 7.2 magnitude quake reported off Indonesia December 10, 2012

    Jakarta: A 7.2magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia. The US Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, 208 kilometers northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 155 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any immediate tsunami warning. ...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes Indonesia April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale struck eastern Indonesia off Irian Jaya early on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said. There was some damage, but no immediate reports of injuries. The USGS said the quake hit 83 km off Papua province. It was centered just 30 km...
  • 'Indonesia earthquake caused Mumbai flyover crack' April 14, 2012

    Mumbai: In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is used to describe how a small change at one place can result in large differences to a later state. The name of the effect is derived from the example of a hurricane’s formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly...
  • Indonesian quakes blamed for 5 fatal heart attacks April 12, 2012

    Banda Aceh: Indonesian authorities say five people had heart attacks and died after two large earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings. No other deaths were reported from Wednesday's temblors, but several people were injured as they tried to flee to high ground. The temblors awoke memories of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which...
  • Twin quakes in Indonesia, India spared tsunami April 12, 2012

    Banda Aceh (Indonesia): Cries of panic and fervent prayers rang out Wednesday as Indonesians rushed toward high ground after two strong earthquakes raised fears of a killer tsunami. Alerts were raised as far away as Africa and Australia but this time the big waves didn't come. In western Indonesia, distraught women...
  • Tsunami warning after 2 quakes in Indonesia lifted April 12, 2012

    Banda Aceh: The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre on Wednesday cancelled the tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean areas, hours after two major earthquakes, measuring 8.6 and 8.2 on Richter Scale, hit Indonesia. The tsunami warning was at first issued following the 8.6-magnitude earthquake, which was later scaled down. However, the...
  • Andaman islands brace for 4-metre tsunami waves April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A few thousand people were evacuated to higher ground from parts of Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday following earthquakes in Indonesia, as the islands prepared for tsunami waves up to 3.9 metres high, officials said. Ships in Port Blair were also asked to sail out. "There could be...
  • India withdraws tsunami warning, authorities on alert April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Hours after a tsunami warning was issued on Wednesday following the 8.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia, India withdrew the warning, saying that there was no cause of panic. Home Secretary R K Singh said, "Apart from Nicobar, the tsunami warning has been reduced to tsunami alert." Referring to the second earthquake...
  • Indonesia quake: Kolkata metro services disrupted April 11, 2012

    After the 8.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia, Kolkata metro services were disrupted and later resumed after a 45-minute break. ...
  • Indonesia quake: 12 NDRF teams kept on standby April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Six teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been kept in readiness at Chennai and an equal number moved to Hindon airport to deal with any eventuality in the wake of Wednesday's massive temblors off the western coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia. A Home Ministry spokesperson...
  • Indonesia: New tsunami alert after 2nd quake April 11, 2012

    Banda Aceh: Hours after the massive 8.6-magnitude earthquake hit waters off Indonesia on Wednesday, another massive quake measuring 8.2 on the Richter Scale hit the Aceh province in the country. Following the second earthquake, Indonesia issued a fresh tsunami warning, which extended for two hours. Notably, Indonesia had earlier scaled down...
  • Factbox: Largest earthquakes since 1900 April 11, 2012

    Here is a factbox showing the 10 strongest earthquakes recorded since 1900, by order of magnitude as Indonesia issued a tsunami warning after a huge 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off its westernmost province of Aceh on Wednesday. May 22, 1960, Chile: An earthquake of magnitude 9.5 struck Santiago and Concepcion, triggering...
  • Why tsunami is unlikely after Indonesia quake April 11, 2012

    The Indonesia earthquake that hit on Wednesday afternoon appears to have been a strike-slip earthquake. It is unlikely that there will be a devastating tsunami after Wednesday's 8.6-magnitude quake. Tsunamis are generated by displacement of water. In 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, a megathrust displaced a lot of water vertically, like so....
  • Potential danger of tsunami is lower: Expert April 11, 2012

    National Institute of Oceanography Director Dr SR Shetye said that in current conditions, the potential danger of tsunami is much lower. ...
  • Map: Countries most threatened by tsunamis April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indonesia earthquakes have again brought the focus to the dangers posed by seaquakes and resultant tsunamis. Most of the coastal countries in Asia face high risk of tsunamis and so do the countries on the western coast of the American continents. Tsunami threat is also eminent in...
  • All mechanisms in place to tackle tsunami: IMD April 11, 2012

    RS Dattatreya, Director Seismology, Indian Meteorological Department, said that the Home Ministry has been asked to take necessary precautions. ...
  • Map: When the tsunami is likely to hit India April 11, 2012

    The earthquake off northern Indonesia is believed to have triggered a tsunami. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean region. The map below shows the times when the tsunami is likely to hit the Indian coast. ...
  • Earthquake and tsunami updates April 12, 2012

    6:40 PM Small waves about half-a-metre high and within normal tide limits had already washed into the Campbell Bay area on the Great Nicobar island, the official said. 6:39 PM Six teams of National Disaster Response Force were also kept in readiness at Chennai and an equal number moved to Hindon airport...
  • 38 injured as 6.7 magnitude quake hits Indonesia November 9, 2009

    Jakarta: At least 38 people have been wounded and scores of houses, school buildings and a health clinic have collapsed after a quake of 6.7-magnitude on the Richter scale rocked the eastern parts of Indonesia on Monday morning, officials said. In Bima town of the Indonesian province of West Nusa Tenggara,...
  • Strong earthquake hits Indonesia October 16, 2009

    Washington: A strong earthquake struck Indonesia early on Friday local time, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake measured a magnitude of 6.1, the survey reported. It hit at 2:33 am local time (1833 GMT on Thursday). It struck at a depth of six miles and had its epicenter about...
  • Indonesia prepares for mass burial of quake dead October 4, 2009

    Padang, Indonesia: Indonesians dug a pit for a mass burial in the earthquake shattered city of Padang on Sunday, while in nearby hills villagers with wooden hoes clawed in the mud in a near-hopeless search for hundreds entombed by landslides. Rescue teams combing the rubble of Padang said there was little...
  • Thousands feared dead after quake hits Indonesia city October 1, 2009

    Padang, Indonesia: Rescue teams struggled on Thursday to reach scores of people trapped under debris and survivors pleaded for aid after a powerful quake hit the Indonesian city of Padang, possibly killing thousands. The 7.6 magnitude quake struck the bustling port city of 900,000 people on Wednesday, toppling hundreds of buildings....