Monday, April 4, 2011

VIVAnews - Earthquake Hits Off Indonesias Main Island

Vanuatu earthquakes, October 8, 2009Image via Wikipedia
Following the tsunami warning, many in the town of Cilacap, closest to the quake's epicenter, poured into the grand mosque. When word finally came that the threat of a big wave had passed, they erupted in cheers, embraced one another or fell to their knees in thanks.

"We were very scared after seeing what happened in Japan - and also Aceh, of course," said Sukitno, a resident. "But God listened to our prayers. He spared us!"

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.7 quake that hit just after 3 a.m. was centered 200 miles (318 kilometers) off southern Java and 15 miles (24 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor.

Moderate earthquake hits North India
An earthquake of moderate intensity hit North India on Monday evening. According to the Indian Meteorological Department the quake was of 5.7 magnitude on the richter scale.
According to a Met department official the epicentre was in the Indo-Nepal Border near Uttarakhand, which lies in the seismic zone.

Magnitude 5.9 - TARAPACA, CHILE

Location 19.555°S, 69.072°W
Depth 83.4 km (51.8 miles)
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