Oct 012009
 

A strong earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked Sumatra at 5.16 pm Western Indonesian Standard Time.The earthquake occurred at 5.16 pm with its epicenter in West Sumatra at 0.84 degrees southern latitude, 99.65 degrees eastern longitude at a depth of 71 km below sea level.It was about 78 km northwest of West Sumatra`s provincial city of Padang, 99 km southwest of Bukit Tinggi or 106 km northeast of Mentawai Islands.

A regional tsunami warning was issued, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre and Japan’s meteorological agency said.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, in the US state of Hawaii, said:

"Earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a few hundred kilometres of the earthquake epicentre."

It was unclear if there were any casualties.

Indonesia is situated in a belt of intense seismic activity known as the "Pacific Ring of Fire". Padang sits right in front of the area with the greatest potential for an 8.9 magnitude earthquake, said Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, a geologist at the Indonesian Science Institute.

 

Sep 052009
 

 

Strong earthquake!!

 

 

The earthquake that occurred on Wednesday (2 / 9) at 14:55 pm magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale (SR).
"Earthquake Center at the South Sea, 104 kilometers southwest of Tasikmalaya," said Head of the Center Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) Surono based on data from the Meteorological Agency, Climatology, and Geophysics.
Earthquake Center located at coordinates 8.24 south latitude and 107.32 east longitude with a depth of 30 kilometers.According to Surono, potentially earthquake-tsunami.
The earthquake occurred due to the collision of two plates of the earth that is the Indo-Australia plate and the Asian plate. Movements between these same plates has created a catastrophic earthquake of Yogyakarta and Pangandaran tsunami some time ago.

Indonesia is no stranger to major earthquakes. It is located on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

that's what they've said

These what  ALLAH almighty revelation in holly quran

When the earth is shaken with its mighty shaking,

and when the earth brings forth its burdens

and the human asks: "What is the matter with it?"

On that Day it shall proclaim its news,

for your Lord will have revealed to it.

On that Day mankind shall issue in scatterings to see their deeds.

Whosoever has done an atom's weight of good shall see it,

and whosoever has done an atom's weight of evil shall see it.

al zalzalah

Tasikmalaya was just the smallest one(sughro),

Oneday there'll will be come the biggest one(kubro), the judgement day.

and that's for sure.

wallahu'alam bishowab.