Wednesday, September 2, 2009

7.4 Massive Earthquake hits Java Island in Indonesia

A 7.4 Earthquake hits Java Island (Indonesia) approximately around 02:55:02 pm local time. Anyone has relative or friends that experience this massive earthquake? We are also still waiting for the damage report.








Magnitude7.4
Date-Time

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2009 at 07:55:02 UTC

  • Wednesday, September 02, 2009 at 02:55:02 PM at epicenter


Location8.223°S, 107.349°E
Depth60 km (37.3 miles) set by location program
RegionJAVA, INDONESIA
Distances

  • 142 km (88 miles) SW (226°) from Tasikmalaya, Java, Indonesia

  • 144 km (89 miles) S (190°) from Bandung, Java, Indonesia

  • 156 km (97 miles) SSE (159°) from Sukabumi, Java, Indonesia

  • 242 km (150 miles) SSE (164°) from JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia



Indonesia's location on the edges of the Pacific, Eurasian, and Australian tectonic plates makes it the site of numerous volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. Indonesia has at least 150 active volcanoes, including Krakatoa and Tambora, both famous for their devastating eruptions in the 19th century. Recent disasters due to seismic activity include the 2004 tsunami that killed an estimated 167,736 in northern Sumatra, and the Yogyakarta earthquake in 2006.

Pacific Ring of FireIndonesia is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire. About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 80% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. The next most seismic region (5–6% of earthquakes and 17% of the world's largest earthquakes) is the Alpide belt, which extends from Java to Sumatra through the Himalayas, the Mediterranean, and out into the Atlantic.

CNN also write about how the Earthquake trigger Tsunami warning

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