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8.9 MAJOR EARTHQUAKE Sumatra, Indonesia - Tsunami Warning
April 11,  2012
 An earthquake with an initial magnitude of 8.9 has struck under the sea off Indonesia's northern Aceh province.  Residents seeking higher ground.
This quake is over 9.0 as USGS minimizes magnitudes.

A tsunami warning was issued for the entire Indian Ocean Wednesday after a powerful 8.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded off Indonesia coast, centered 20 miles beneath the ocean floor around 308 miles from Banda Aceh.
People on Twitter said tremors were felt in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India.
High-rise apartments and offices on Malaysia's west coast shook for at least a minute.

A giant 9.1-magnitude quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, most in Aceh.

Power is down in Aceh province
The electricity is down, there are traffic jams to access higher ground.
People near the coast in six Thai provinces were ordered to higher ground.
One expert told the BBC the Wednesday quake as a "strike-slip" fault, meaning a more horizontal shift of the ground under the sea as opposed to a sudden vertical shift, and less risk of a large displacement of water triggering a tsunami.

Brit PM David Cameron was in Indonesia at the time

HUGE 8.2 aftershock
Indonesia has issued a fresh tsunami warning after an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 shook its western coast.
The first 8.6-magnitude quake off Aceh province, hours earlier, spawned a wave around 30 inches (80 centimeters) high but caused no serious damage.

Indonesia encompasses Singapore, Malaysia as far as news is concerned.

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Indonesia Signs Deal For $10.9 Billion Bridge Linking Sumatra to Java
Zakir Hussain - Straits Times | April 21, 2012

The islands of Java and Sumatra are a step closer to being linked for the first time in their history by Indonesia’s largest-ever infrastructure project. The China Railway Construction Corporation has inked a deal to invest in the RP 100 trillion ($10.9 billion) Sunda Strait Bridge to link the islands — the largest agreement signed during President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s visit to Beijing last month. The state-owned company is behind several rail projects in Africa and the Middle East.

“The challenges are huge, but this will pave the way for a breakthrough,” said Agung Prabowo, president director of Graha Banten Lampung Sejahtera, the Indonesian consortium behind the project. “We’re not out to break any records, but we want the bridge realized, as it will benefit people on both sides.”

His consortium brings together the provincial governments of Lampung in Sumatra and Banten in Java, as well as a subsidiary of the Artha Graha conglomerate run by tycoon Tommy Winata. It was set up to lay the groundwork for the bridge in 2007.

It is now waiting for a legal guarantee from the Indonesian government, which is expected to come within weeks. The government is eager for foreign investors to take part in building bridges, highways and other facilities to spur the economy.

The 30km bridge had been envisioned by the country’s first president Sukarno since the 1960s, but only recently did steady economic growth make its construction more realistic.

A feasibility study is in the works, and construction is to start in 2014.

The bridge will link 80 per cent of Indonesia’s 240 million people by road and rail, and will take some 10 years to complete. The world’s largest ships will be able to pass under it, as the bridge will stand 80m at its highest.

Details About the Sunda Strait Bridge

Indonesia’s longest bridge at present is the 5.4km-long Suramadu Bridge, completed in 2009, that links Surabaya in East Java with the island of Madura. It, too, was built by a consortium of Indonesian and Chinese companies over six years.

Officials on both sides of the strait near where the new bridge will start — in Anyer, Java and Bakauheni, Sumatra — are already gearing up for it, with the Banten and Lampung governments publicizing the bridge to attract investors to set up shop there.

The connection will also intentionally start at Anyer, 40km south of the port of Merak, from which most ferries to Sumatra currently operate.

Geologists and disaster management officials have given the all-clear to the proposed design, by renowned Indonesian architect Wiratman Wangsadinata, which would be able to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 9 as well as eruptions of the Anak Krakatau volcano some 50km away. It was formed after the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa

“The Sunda Strait is likely to be the site of a major earthquake,” Professor Masyhur Irsyam of the Bandung Institute of Technology said this week. “But this is only a problem if structures are not designed to be strong enough to resist it.”

The bridge will also be 200km from the undersea fault where the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates meet. As a result, the impact of a tsunami on the bridge will be limited, according to simulations, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

But forget about hiking across the bridge for now: Winds at the strait are often fierce, and the crossing by ferry can stretch up to four hours.

In its report on the deal, the Beijing Review cited China Institute of International Studies president Qu Xing as saying that there is great demand for funds and technology in Indonesian infrastructure.

“China is highly experienced in building railways, highways, bridges and irrigation projects, and considers Indonesia one of its major prospective investment destinations,” it said.

Details About the Sunda Strait Bridge

Caribbean again put on tsunami watch
April 30, 2012  
A leading expert at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is urging the Caribbean's 40 million people to be prepared for a tsunami, two years ahead of a planned early warning system for the region.
Wendy Watson-Wright, assistant director-general and executive secretary of the UNESCO-Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, has agreed with other leading tsunami experts that it is a case of "when, not if" the region would be struck by the giant waves triggered by earthquakes and volcanic activity, Watson-Wright noted.

"Lurking beneath the azure waters that wash up on countless coastal and island beaches and vacation spots is the potential for a devastating tsunami," she said.
In addition to the 40 million people living in the region, she said 22 million people visit the Caribbean annually, making the region "extremely vulnerable to the impacts of tsunamis".

Are All These Earthquakes Normal?
April 7, 2010
-  Folks ask USGS “Is this the end of the world?
4 major quakes in 4 months, in Haiti, Chile, Mexico and Indonesia, has prompted a tinge of panic.  Earthquakes can also occur in clusters. An average year will produce 17 quakes with a magnitude 7.0 or greater.   Almost all of the deaths occurred in Haiti when residents were crushed by poorly designed and constructed homes and structures.  In the last 20 years the number of seismographs around the globe has increased dramatically. Right now, four thousand monitors measure the Earth's movements.

But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve.
Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates?
Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live?
But as for me and my family (house), we will serve the LORD!

Joshua 24:15  -

Since the turn of the century, absolutely not - they've slowly but surely have increased not only in intensity, but in frequency as well.

4 killed, 10 missing in Indonesian floods
May 8, 2012  JAKARTA — Floods carrying volcanic debris swept through a town in eastern Indonesia Wednesday killing four people, including a nine-year-old child, and leaving 10 others missing, a government official said.
A further 15 people were injured after floodwaters rampaged through 11 villages in Ternate City in North Maluku province, national disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said.

"Following heavy rains during the night, volcanic floods hit early morning at 2:00 am (1700 GMT)," Nugroho said, adding that more than 280 people were evacuated to government offices and schools.
"Four people have died, 10 are missing and 15 have been injured. Fifty-eight families, or 284 people, have been evacuated," he said.

Two bridges and 15 homes were completely destroyed by the floods, while 173 other homes were damaged, Nugroho said.
The floods carried volcanic mud from Mount Gamalama, which forms the entire island of Ternate in the Maluku chain, which erupted and spewed a column of ash 2,000 metres (6,500 feet) into the air in December.

Two rivers on the eastern side of the volcano overflowed after Wednesday's heavy rains carried volcanic debris down to the affected residential areas, Nugroho said.
The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes. The country's most active volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, killed more than 350 people in a series of violent eruptions in 2010

Mount Merapi

5.9 magnitude earthquake causes tall buildings to sway in JAKARTA,
Indonesian capital June 4, 2012


June 4, 2012  JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off the Sukabumi district in West Java in the western part of Indonesia, 24 km (15 miles) below the surface of the sea, the state meteorology agency said on Monday.
Tremors were felt in capital Jakarta, shaking buildings briefly, witnesses said.

Malaysian island region inundated with massive volcanic mud
24 Feb 2012  
- Volcanic mud has been spewing at least twice to three times more actively than normal since last week. This has created an overflow of the sulphuric substance that has spread over an area as big as a football field. Apart from excited guests at the nearby Tabin Wildlife Resort, the number of wild animals, too, appears to have increased at the mud pool. Volcanic mud is believed to contain curative properties with iodine, bromine, calcium and magnesium. According to Wikipedia, since the mud solution has no significant toxic substance, it is used as a curative agent for mud baths at spas. Mud baths have existed for thousands of years and can now be found in high-end spas in many countries of the world. The mineral-rich pool serves as a salt lick for animals at the Tabin Wildlife Reserve, including endangered species such as the Sumatran rhino and the pygmy elephants. On a normal day, mud would continuously spew from within the pool and dry up in a day or two once it spills over. Last week, however, according to a wildlife ranger who declined to be named, it was rather active judging by the overflow. “Earlier last week, we saw it to be more active and when we returned a few days later, the mud had flowed over a big area,” he said, adding that people and animals had suddenly started coming to the reserve in droves. Nestled amid 120,500ha of dipterocarp rainforest and tropical plants, some of which are rich in medicinal and therapeutic values, the reserve is a popular haunt for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. Besides the rhinoceroses and elephants, it is also home to the clouded leopard, sambar deer, exotic wild birds and the orangutan. http://theextinctionprotocol.word...ed-with-massive-volcanic-mud-flow

No damage, tsunami after 6.6 quake hits off Indonesia's Sumatra
July 24, 2012  JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck off northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but authorities said there was little chance of a tsunami.
The quake was felt by residents on the island of Simeulue off Sumatra's northwest coast but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
"The quake has no tsunami potential," said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency. "Some people ran away from their houses. We don't have any house damage."
The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a widespread, destructive tsunami after the quake, about 330 km (205 miles) southeast of Indonesia's Banda Aceh. It said there was a "very small possibility" of a local tsunami.

6.4 Quake Strikes Indonesia Near Bali
Sep. 3, 2012  
A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the Indonesian island of Bali early this morning, but no destruction, injuries, or tsunami warning have been reported so far, AFP reports. The epicenter was 172 miles south of Denpasar, 5 miles deep in the Indian Ocean. Indonesia is located on the so-called "Ring of Fire," where the clashing of continental plates leads to regular volcanic and seismic events.

Strong 6.0 quake hits Indonesia
September 08, 2012
 A MODERATELY strong earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia, causing panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. No tsunami warning was issued.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.0-magnitude quake struck off the eastern province of Papua. It says it was fairly shallow, just 20 kilometers beneath the sea, which often causes more shaking than deeper quakes.

Witnesses said shocked residents and hotel guests in Nabire town ran outside screaming.
Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.
Indonesia has frequent earthquakes because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

6.3 quake strikes off Indonesia coast
October 8, 2012  
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off the southeastern Indonesia coast Monday evening.
The epicentre of the quake, which occured at 6:43 pm Monday (1143 GMT), was located in the Banda Sea 139 km (86 miles) southeast of the town of Ambon, USGS reported.
It took place at a depth of 34 km.

6.7 earthquake rocks Indonesia's eastern province of Maluku; no reports of injuries
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A strong earthquake has jolted parts of eastern Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no danger of a tsunami, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a "very small possibility" for a tsunami near the epicenter.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake measured magnitude 6.7 and was centred 108 kilometres (67 miles) north of Dobo on Aru island chain of the provincial capital of Maluku, at a depth of 24 kilometres (15 miles).
Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago nation, is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

6.0-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia
Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted off North Sulawesi province in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday but neither tsunami alert was triggered nor casualties or damages were reported.
Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said that the quake happened at 11:42 a.m. Jakarta time (04:42 GMT) with epicenter at 113 km northwest of Kepulauan Sangihe in the province at the depth of 308 km under sea bed.
The U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Celebes Sea between Sulawesi and Mindanao.

M5.8 quake - 73km ENE of Bunobogu, Indonesia 6 Nov 2012

7.1-magnitude earthquake reported off Indonesia; no immediate tsunami warning
10 Dec 2012
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, with the epicenter 147 miles (236 kilometres) northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 96 miles (155 kilometres).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has no immediate tsunami warning.
The quake hit shortly before 1700 GMT.
Indonesia is located in the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.

Tornado in Indonesia
11 Dec 2012
-  Tornado in Yogyakarta  injures Dozen, Damages Hundreds of Houses.  More than a dozen people have been injured and hundreds of houses left damaged after a tornado swept through the Yogyakarta district of Sleman.  The tornado hit 10 villages.  519 houses in total were damaged and dozens of cattle sheds and hundreds of trees also reportedly collapsed.

Top End shakes as big quake moves earth
11 December 2012
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the Banda Sea off Indonesia has been felt more than 600 kilometres away in Darwin.
Geoscience Australia says there could be more aftershocks from the quake that shook the Top End of the Northern Territory overnight.

6.1-magnitude quake hits off central Indonesia
Dec 17, 2012  JAKARTA: A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia Monday, the US Geological Survey said, sending panicked people rushing into the streets but there was no tsunami alert.
The quake struck at 0916 GMT more than 160 kilometres (99 miles) south-southeast of Gorontalo in central Indonesia's Sulawesi island at a depth of 18 kilometres.

7.0 earthquake Indonesia
Apr 6, 2013
 Earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude strikes eastern Indonesia By REUTERS04/06/2013 08:29SYDNEY - A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia's mountainous West Papua province on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The quake hit 256 km (159 miles) east of Enarotali and was 58 km (36 miles) deep, the US Geological Survey said.
An Indonesian meteorological survey official said the quake struck on land and there was no danger of a tsunami off the thinly populated province, formerly called Irian Jaya, in Indonesia's far east.

Magnitude 4.7 - PAPUA, INDONESIA
2013 April 24 05:01:49 UTC

6.7-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java island
14 Jun 2013  A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people running into the streets in panic.

Singapore haze at worst yet, Malaysia schools shut
June 20, 2013
— Singapore urged people to remain indoors because of record air pollution as a smoky haze wrought by forest fires in neighboring Indonesia worsened dramatically.  Malaysia closed 200 schools and banned open burning in some areas.  The hazardous reading lasted 3 hours before easing to 253 in the evening, still "very unhealthy."  Jakarta fires on Sumatra island were started by plantation owners and farmers to clear land cheaply.

Singapore hailstorm
25 Jun 2013
The hailstorm which hit Singapore is not toxic.
The hail is caused water droplets freezing in the air, and PM2.5 and PM10 are only hazardous when inhaled. NEA was unable to confirm if the hailstorm was brought about by the haze.

6.7 earthquake Christmas Island Indonesia
Jun 13, 2013
 A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia main island of Java, sending people running into the streets in panic.

Indonesia Quake Buries 24 Children Under Mosque
July 3, 2013  JAKARTA
- Death toll from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Aceh province rose to 24
as they began removing the bodies trapped under the rubble of a collapsed mosque. 140 people were injured and 1,500 buildings damaged.
6.5-magnitude quake off eastern Indonesia: USGS

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said, sending people running from their homes in panic but causing no damage or casualties.

The quake was also felt about 500 kilometres (300 miles) away in Darwin, Australia, where it set bookshelves shaking and moved furniture, the national AAP news agency reported.

The earthquake hit in waters near the remote Barat Daya islands in Maluku province at 8:52 pm (1152 GMT) at a depth of 132 kilometres, the USGS said. It was 411 kilometres (254 miles) east of Atambua and 425 kilometres south of Ambon.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an alert.

Indonesia's national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said some people in southwest parts of Maluku province felt strong shaking for about 10 seconds and ran out of their homes.

But Suharjono, an official from the meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency, added: "We have not received any reports of casualties or damage. I don't think there's going to be any significant impact."

And Amin Bin Tongke, chief search and rescue official for Maluku province, said: "The quake is in a really remote area, near a cluster of small islands away from cities or towns, with a very small population."

In Australia, the quake was felt in the Northern Territory and further east in Queensland, AAP reported.

"It went for quite a length of time, around 30 seconds... We had books moving," Steph Bond, senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology in Darwin, was quoted as saying.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations
November 3, 2013
A volcano in western Indonesia erupted again Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope.
Officials raised Mount Sinabung's alert status to the second-highest level after the 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high mountain erupted early Sunday, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Authorities were working to evacuate residents from four North Sumatra province villages located within the mountain's three-kilometer (two-mile) danger zone, Nugroho said. About 1,300 villagers have been relocated to safer areas so far.

It was the volcano's second big eruption since late last month, with its Oct. 24 explosion prompting the evacuation of more than 3,300 people.
In September, more than 15,000 people were forced to flee when Mount Sinabung rumbled to life after being dormant for three years.
The volcano's previous major eruption, in August 2010, killed two people and forced 30,000 others to flee. It caught many scientists off guard because it had been quiet for four centuries.

Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

Bali, Indonesia 6.0 earthquake
October  13,  2011
 A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia's popular resort island of Bali, sending people fleeing from their homes and hotels in panic. No tsunami alert was issued, and there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Some roofs collapsed, and witnesses told local radio and television stations they saw cracks in the walls of buildings.

6.3 Quake off Indonesia panics many
November  14,  2011
 A strong earthquake hit waters off eastern Indonesia on Monday, sending people on nearby islands fleeing from their homes in panic. Fearing a tsunami that never came, villagers living along coastlines ran to high ground.

The 6.3-magnitude quake was centered 12 miles (20 kilometers) beneath the Molucca Sea, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Many people in Ternate, the town in North Maluku province that was closest to the epicenter, scurried from shaking buildings, said George Rajaloa, a resident.
"I ran with everyone else," he said.

Suhardjono, from the Indonesian meteorological and geophysics agency, said at that magnitude and depth there was no danger of tsunami.
But residents fled beaches all the same.

Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that make the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.
A giant quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, half of them in Indonesia's westernmost province of Aceh.

Indonesia Volcano Erupts Again, Forces Evacuations
November 3, 2013
A volcano in western Indonesia erupted again Sunday, unleashing volcanic ash high into the sky and forcing the evacuation of villagers living around its slope.
Officials raised Mount Sinabung's alert status to the second-highest level after the 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) -high mountain erupted early Sunday, said National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

Authorities were working to evacuate residents from four North Sumatra province villages located within the mountain's three-kilometer (two-mile) danger zone, Nugroho said. About 1,300 villagers have been relocated to safer areas so far.

It was the volcano's second big eruption since late last month, with its Oct. 24 explosion prompting the evacuation of more than 3,300 people.
In September, more than 15,000 people were forced to flee when Mount Sinabung rumbled to life after being dormant for three years.
The volcano's previous major eruption, in August 2010, killed two people and forced 30,000 others to flee. It caught many scientists off guard because it had been quiet for four centuries.

Mount Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake hits  WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia 09 Nov 2013

Indonesian volcano erupts, forcing evacuation of hundreds
November 14, 2013
A volcano erupted for the third time in as many months on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra, forcing hundreds of villagers to evacuate, officials said. Mount Sinabung spewed a 7-km (4.3-mile) column of ash into the air, prompting authorities to impose a 3-km evacuation radius.

Combined from other threads

For we know that the whole creation groans.  Romans 8:22

In Him all things consist, hold together
.  Colossians 1:17

7.8 major earthquake off Northern SUMATERA, INDONESIA
April 6, 2010  Major Earthquake Strikes Sumatra, Indonesia
It looks as if this is the antipodal of the 7.2 Mexicali quake.
They are evacuating the island west of Sumatra.
Blackouts in parts of Sumatra.

Reporter on CNN said, something is going on with all these quakes.
I say Earth herself is angry!  GOD IS WARNING, few will heed.

Mount Redoubt in Alaska and the Iceland volcanoes are active.

A 9.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Sumatra in Dec. 2004, which set off a tsunami across the Indian Ocean that killed nearly 250,000 people.

Quakes all along San Andreas - MAP

Panic as major quake hits Indonesia

Quake Rattles Same Island Devastated in 2004

7.9 Magnitude Southern SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Oct. 1, 2009
Oct 1 this area was hit again by a 6.7 quake.
Sep 30  DEPTH - 53 miles.  
Indonesia — Rescue workers pulled victims from the heavy rubble of buildings felled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 531 people. The death toll was expected to rise.
The brunt of Wednesday’s 7.6-magnitude earthquake, which originated in the sea off Sumatra island, appeared to have been borne by Padang town where 376 people were killed.
The region was jolted by another powerful earthquake Thursday.

The quake, which was along the same fault line that spawned the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, triggered a landslide that cut off land transport to the area closest to the epicenter, and cut power and telecommunications.
Tremors were reportedly felt in various parts of Singapore.

7.4 Earthquake hits Aceh, Sumatra, INDONESIA
May 9, 2010
A powerful 7.4 magnitude Earthquake hit the Indonesian province of Aceh,
causing panic in an area that was devastated by the December 26, 2004 tsunami.
The quake hit at 12:59 p.m. local time, just after noon, depth (41 or 38 or 28 ?) miles on the Aceh coast on the island of Sumatra.  
(I read several reports, and the depth varies greatly.)

A local tsunami alert was issued but lifted about 90 minutes later.
A reporter in Banda Aceh said the ground shook for about 3 minutes.
Coastal residents fled from their homes and headed inland fearing a destructive tsunami, but officials said there were no reports of damage or casualties.

Tremors were felt in Malaysia.
A small tsunami wave just 7.9 inches high was detected by a buoy off the coast.

May 8, 2010
 A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake has hit Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province, according to the AFP news agency.
The quake struck at a depth of 10km, 68km northwest of Raba at 10.22 am (3.22pm NZT), the local meteorological and geophysics agency sai.
There were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami alert was issued. - NZHERALD STAFF;objectid=10643634&ref=rss

You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, alarmed,
for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.

  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there
will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
The one who ENDURES to the END will be saved.  Matthew 24

7.0  or  7.4  quake in Papua, Indonesia
June 16, 2010  
The quake in the Pacific was preceeded by a 6.4 quake 10 minutes earlier

MAP  7.4   2010/06/16 03:16:29    -2.270    136.560  20.0   NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
MAP  2.6   2010/06/16 03:14:51    32.714   -115.976  3.5   SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MAP  6.4   2010/06/16 03:06:05    -2.450    136.497  25.1   NEAR THE NORTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA

Quake kills 3 in Indonesia
Published June 15, 2010  -  4 shakers hit same region in an hour, buildings collapse

4 strong earthquakes struck the same region of eastern Indonesia, leaving at least 3 people dead, two seriously injured
and dozens of buildings collapsed on 2 islands.  The victims were crushed under their collapsed homes.
The buildings fell in Biak and Yapen, islands off the northern coast of Papua in the easternmost part of Indonesia.
At least 20 homes collapsed on Yapen and several buildings fell in Biak.
Electricity went out.  Tsunami warning, later cancelled.

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed at least two people and damaged scores of homes in eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami warning and widespread panic.
The victims were believed to have been crushed under their collapsed homes on Yapen island, close to the epicentre off the northern coast of Papua province, police said.

September 23,  2010  
 Papua, Indonesia - New Guinea

7.2  Earthquake  PAPUA, INDONESIA  
September 29,  2010
-  Magnitude 7.2 quake hits off Indonesia
Two powerful earthquakes hit waters off eastern Indonesia in rapid succession.
A magnitude 7.2 quake struck off Indonesia, just one minute after a strong 6.6 tremor hit a few miles north.
The area closest to the epicenter is a remote, sparsely populated part of the country.
Located 1,800 miles east of the capital, Jakarta, it is closer to the northern Australian city of Darwin, which sits some 560 miles to the south.

Indonesia 7.7 earthquake and tsunami
October  25,  2010  
 -   150 miles W of Sumatra, Indonesia
There was a 6.1 quake there a few hours ago ... many strong aftershock followed quake
A strong earthquake has hit off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island and triggered a tsunami watch.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.5-magnitude temblor struck at a depth of 20 miles (30 kilometers) and is centered on a small island off the coast of Sumatra, where a massive earthquake and tsunami hit in 2004.
A tsunami watch was issued for Indonesia, saying waves were possible within a few hundred miles (kilometers) of the epicenter. However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said historical data suggest any wave it created would not be destructive.

Indonesian tsunami kills 40, hundreds missing
October  26,  2010  
-  40 killed, hundreds of people missing from Indonesian village after a tsunami from the earthquake pounded remote islands in western Indonesia.
The 7.5 magnitude quake destroyed most buildings in the coastal village of Betu Monga
The Macaronis surfing resort on North Pagai island was also badly affected and inoperable.
Report that all villas had been wiped out by the tsunami.
A 3 metre high tsunami crashed through the resort and boats knocking together, then bursting into flames.

Merapi volcano erupted on central Java
That is where Obama planned to go on his trip.   Merapi welcomes you!  haha
My guess this volcano and the earthquake are related, but I have seen no reports by a professional.

Obama going to Indonesia, BOROBUDUR Buddist temple on Java
This is really funny!  Something has prevented Obama from going all year long!

Hundreds More Feared Dead from Indonesia Tsunami
October 28, 2010
A multimillion dollar warning system installed after the monster 2004 quake and tsunami broke down in September because it was not being properly maintained.
An official says the death toll from a tsunami off western Indonesia has risen to 343 as more bodies are found in a search of the remote islands that were hardest-hit.

Ferry Faisal, of the West Sumatra provincial disaster management agency, raised the official toll Thursday to 343 from 311 earlier in the day. He says 338 people are still missing.
Rescuers fear the numbers could climb higher, suspecting many of the missing may have been swept away to sea.

An island rescue official who survived the wave described villages flattened down to their foundations, while elsewhere in Indonesia, villagers held a mass burial for some of the 33 people killed when one the country's most volatile volcanos erupted.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was to meet Thursday with survivors of the twin catastrophes, which struck within 24 hours in different corners of the seismically charged region, severely testing his disaster-prone nation's emergency response network.


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7.3 major earthquake Indonesia
January 11, 2012  -  7.3 major earthquake SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
tsunami warning.
This is where the disaster hit in 2004
DEPTH  18.1 miles

The quake, which happened at 12:37 a.m. local time at a depth of 18.1 miles, was centered in the Indian Ocean about 262 miles southwest of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia, according to the USGS. It also was 590 miles west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

There were no immediate reports of damage.
The Indonesian government issued a tsunami warning after the quake, according to Reuters.

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a destructive widespread tsunami threat "does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data."
"However, there is a very small possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than 100 kilometers from the earthquake epicenter," a PTWC bulletin said.

In December 2004, Indonesia and a number of other countries were hard hit by a tsunami generated by a 9.1-magnitude earthquake off northern Sumatra. The tsunami killed more than 225,000 people in 14 countries - mainly India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The Indonesian region of Banda Aceh was hard-hit: About 150,000 died there.


7.3 Magnitude Earthquake off West Coast of Sumatra
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake rattled off the west coast of northern Sumatra Tuesday at 12:37 a.m. local time (Monday 1:37 p.m. EST).
The quake struck 262 miles southwest of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, at 2.396°N latitude, 93.175°'E longitude. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, very light shaking was felt along the northern coast of Sumatra with the threat of light, if any, damage.
According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, "a destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However, there is a very small possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a hundred kilometers from the earthquake epicenter. Authorities in the region near the epicenter should be made aware of this possibility."

Indonesia 7.3 quake triggers small tsunami
15 November 2014
-  Brief tsunami warnings lifted after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake under the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia.
The earthquake caused some panic among residents.
The earthquake struck at a depth of 46km (28 miles) northwest of Kota Ternate in the Maluku islands.

A 9 cm (3.5 inch) wave reached the island of Jailolo but caused no damage, no immediate reports of casualties.  Shortly after the first quake, another measuring 6.2 was monitored off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

The centre said tsunami waves could hit parts of Indonesia, as well the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and islands in the South Pacific.
Tsunami waves between 30 centimetres and one metre could hit parts of Indonesia, said the centre, while waves below 30 centimetres were forecast for the coasts of the Philippines, the centre said.

LOTS of aftershocks

7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes near Indonesia
November 26, 2014  
A 7.0 earthquake hit at sea, 150km northwest of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia. The depth of the quake that struck at 1433 GMT was 65km, reported the US Geological Survey.

7.0 earthquake Nebe, Indonesia
February 27, 2015  

5.1 quake hits Indonesia
May 31, 2015
-  A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck 174 kilometers east of Manokwari, Indonesia, depth of 46.9 kilometers.

Rare 6.0 earthquake Malaysia
June 4, 2015
-  After a long period without any noteworthy earthquake activity, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck Malaysia / Philippines near Mount Kinabalu.

Also, Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung on High Alert for eruption.

MAP, Video on link

11 dead in Malaysia 6.0 quake
June 6, 2015
-  Death toll in Malaysia quake rises to 11, 160 people were stranded on a mountain peak, and 8 are still missing.

6.6 earthquake Timor, Indonesia
Nov 4, 2015
-  Northeast of Australia.  A magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook the East Timor capital of Dili.  Minor damage has been reported, but no immediate casualties.  This was the third earthquake to strike East Timor in 2 days.
Indonesia rocked by series of earthquakes, with strongest at 6.1 magnitude
Published time: 8 Nov, 2015 10:23
Edited time: 8 Nov, 2015 11:25

At least five earthquakes have shaken Indonesia in recent hours, the USGS reported, adding that the strongest, with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale, struck only 81 kilometers from the nearest city.
The 6.1 magnitude quake struck 81 from of the city of Padang Sidempuan, which has a population of over 200,000 people, and 111 kilometers from the city of Sibolga in the western part of Indonesia. The epicenter of the quake was reportedly at a depth of 75 kilometers.

READ MORE: Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off coast of Indonesia – USGS

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has put the quake’s magnitude at 6.5 on the Richter scale, warning about possible tsunamis in the region, Asia One reports.

Prelim M6.1 earthquake Nias region, Indonesia Nov-8 09:34 UTC, updates

— USGS Big Quakes (@USGSBigQuakes) November 8, 2015
It was almost immediately followed by another one, with a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale, 147 kilometers from another Indonesian city, Sabang, with over 150,000 residents. Two more, with a magnitude of 5.2 and 4.9, hit the same area minutes later.

Four hours earlier, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 260 kilometers from the town of Saparua, eastern Indonesia.

Thousands of people evacuated after Halmahera earthquakes


"At least 611 earthquakes occurred between November 16 and 23," the Chief of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho stated in a press release on Thursday.

7.0 earthquake Indonesia
Dec 9, 2015
 -  DEPTH 20 miles

8.1  Major earthquake SW of Sumatra, Indonesia
Mar 2, 2016
 -  Tsunami Warning!  USGS originally put the magnitude at 8.2 then lowered to 7.9.
A powerful and shallow earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. However, shallower earthquakes are more likely to cause damage.

In 2004, a 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra, resulting in a tsunami. A total of 230,000 people were killed across a dozen countries, including Thailand.

Freep post with comments and updates

This quake follows dozens of deep earthquakes which struck Fiji, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  Luckily, no wave was generated from this event.

Broken Tsunami Warning System
Mar 4, 2016
-  Scientists installed buoy systems after 2004 that could warn people of a tsunami and hopefully save thousands of lives.  When a magnitude 7.8 quake shook Indonesia this week, tsunami warnings were spread. The quake had struck 500 miles west of Padang. Warnings for places like Coco Island, parts of Australia, and Christmas Island went out shortly after. Sirens rang in some coastal areas that were threatened, but oddly not in others. The tsunami warning apparantly sounded 2 hours after the tsunami - which was just a small wave.
All 22 buoys installed in the area hadnt even been operational.

2 earthquakes in the Philippine Sea
April  5, 2016
north of Australia
5.1 Indonesia
5.7 Philippines

Interesting global earthquakes pattern
Quake in Azores too - Atlantic
Earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra, sending tremors as far as Singapore

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast off the Indonesian island of Sumatra early Thursday sent tremors as far as the neighboring country of Singapore.

The U.S. Geological Survey, which reported the earthquake at 6:56 p.m. ET, calculated that the quake occurred 56.5 miles west of Sungaipenuh on Sumatra, and 329.9 miles southwest of Singapore.

On December 26, 2004 a magnitude 9.3 earthquake off Sumatra set off tsunamis on the coasts of Indonesia, Sr Lanka, India, Thailand and 10 other countries, killing an estimated 230,000 people. The so-called Boxing Day tsunami was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.

Reuters reported on Thursday that there were no immediate reports of damage or injury in Indonesia, while BMKG Indonesia, the country's agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics, said that there was no tsunami threat.

Early risers in Singapore took to social media on Thursday to say that they had felt tremors from latest quake.


6.6 earthquake Indonesia, Java Sea
Oct 19, 2016  -  DEPTH 645 km
Location 4.92 S  108.24 E

5.8 earthquake  Indonesia
Oct 27, 2016  -  North of Australia
Depth: 82 km

6.5 earthquake Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Dec 6, 2016
-  Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, killing at least 97 so far.  A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's province of Aceh.
Depth 33 kilometres.
Dozens of buildings collapsed


Indonesia earthquake displaces 45,000
Dec 10, 2016
 -   At least 45,000 people have been displaced by the earthquake that hit Aceh province.  Humanitarian groups are coordinating their efforts from a main command post.

At least 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in the quake, which also destroyed or damaged more than 11,000 buildings, mostly homes but also several hundred mosques and schools. The displaced are staying in temporary shelters and mosques or with relatives.

6.7 earthquake East Timor, Banda Sea
Dec 21, 2016  
-  Earthquake rattles northern Australia, DEPTH  151 km.  A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Australia and parts of Indonesia, with residents in Darwin reporting widespread shaking.
Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits region in eastern Indonesia

Tolotangga, Indonesia –  The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 6.2 earthquake has hit a region in the eastern part of Indonesia.

The agency says the earthquake hit about 6:30 a.m. Friday in the Sumbawa region. The epicenter was about 30 kilometers south of Tolotangga.

The agency says the earthquake was about 72 kilometers deep.

There were no initial reports of injuries or damage.

On Dec. 7, Indonesia's Aceh province was hit by a magnitude 6.5 quake that killed more than 100 people.

The world's largest archipelago, Indonesia is prone to earthquakes due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. A 2004 quake and tsunami killed a total of 230,000 people in a dozen countries, most of them in Aceh.

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