Earthquake in Indonesia can cause a tsunami that threatens even Malaysia

Earthquake in Indonesia is a threat of a powerful tsunami

In brief: At that time, as in Indonesia, calculate the exact number of victims and learn about the devastation, it may be yet another disaster - the tsunami.

Earthquake in Indonesia, which occurred the day before, could cause a tsunami. Magnitude of the past near the coast of Indonesia earthquake exceeded magnitude 7.4 – was told by seismologists. A tsunami that may occur as a result of the earthquake is a threat not only for Indonesia but also for Malaysia.

Сoast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra was hit by massive earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale. According to the USGS earthquake’s epicenter was located 225 kilometers south of Sumatra. It was announced warnings of a possible tsunami, but after half an hour the threat had been dismissed. As it turned out, in the nearest settlement to the epicenter of wave height was only 20 centimeters.

No casualties have not yet reported, but it is known that several houses damaged, and in several regions there was power failure.

Anrey Torbinski
2010-05-09 16:00, Society.

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