Monday, April 4, 2011

VIVAnews - Earthquake Hits Off Indonesias Main Island

Vanuatu earthquakes, October 8, 2009Image via Wikipediahttp://us.en.vivanews.com/news/read/212857-earthquake-hits-off-indonesia-s-main-island
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

http://www.centralchronicle.com/viewnews.asp?articleID=58826
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)
Region TARAPACA, CHILE
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