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Another Tsunami Disaster?

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AP is reporting that an 8.2 magnitude earthquake has hit the same area of Indonesia as the one last December. Tsunami warnings have been issued.

A large earthquake struck off the west coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island late Monday, and the U.S. Geological Survey said it was a major quake measuring a magnitude of 8.2.

Officials issued a tsunami warning for residents of southern Thai provinces, three months after a tsunami devastated parts of Indonesia and other countries in the region. The quake occurred at 11:09 p.m. local time at a depth of nearly 19 miles, the USGS in Golden, Colo., said.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the quake registered 8.5.

Tremors were felt throughout peninsular Malaysia’s west coast, causing thousands of residents to flee high-rise apartment buildings and hotels. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or major damage.

Let’s hope and pray that this one is not like the last one.

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Written by martinipundit

March 28, 2005 at 12:51 pm

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