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Indonesia Quake Cracked My Blog!


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What Malaysians Got to Say About The Quake?


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Joker says: “2day at 00.59am , while playing PC ,suddenly feel the Tremor ,then see the TV Channel CNN ,2nd Earth Quake at Sumatera

Tremor lvl - 8.2 (might caused Tsunami)
last Tremor is - 8.7 if im not mistaken

this earth quake quite near our country ,as ppl stayed in Ampang, and Penang also feel the tremor”

iesnek says:”God forbid another Tsunami… it’s just too damn devastating. -___-”

elendi silverleaf says:”i’m staying in Ampang. Was wondering what that tremmor was O.o”

kons says:”wee. powerful indeed”

g3t3vi7 says:”jst now im sit infront of my comp! Suddenly i feel like my body’s shaking! Weird? I try to look at my mineral pot….then i saw d water inside it slightly waving! Huh? So i tried to check from this website! n guess wut? Something did really happen!http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/bulletin/bulletin.html

epoque says:”be ready guys..i watched news just now and they said maybe tsunami around 3-6am..and they also mentioned selat melaka in the list of danger area of tsunami”

kons says:”guys.. prepare your swimming trunk”

stryk3r says:”Anyone feels a slight earth vibration on 28/3 ard 11-12 night?Or its just me”

Elendir silverleaf says:”I was in my room packing my luggage and then all of the sudden my chair was vibrating and my glass of water spilled. I felt a slight tremmor and I knew there was an earthquake somewhere. CNN said it was in Sumatera =(”

hunter-mvp says:”ns also got some”

whoami says:”Omg u all also got? Me live at klang,today all my fren also say last nite 11~12 got gempa bumi…..walao eh….”

kahsoon says:”god bless to all”

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Pictures After The Quake


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Residents of Hadyai, Thailand, move into the streets Monday night, March 28, 2005, after an earthquake shook the region.The magnitude 8.7 quake struck at 11:09 p.m. local time (11:09 a.m. ET) and was centered off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra

Kerry Sieh, a geology professor at the California Institute of Technology, speaks at a news conference Monday afternoon in Los Angeles. Sieh said Monday night’s quake was the “same type of earthquake” that struck southern Asia on December 26, 2004

Residents evacuate high-rise apartment buildings in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after the earthquake Monday night

Geophysicist Al Duba looks at a seismograph Monday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The seismograph records the shaking of the ground measured at stations around the world

A family in Sri Lanka that survived the December 26 earthquake and tsunami listens to a radio for updates Tuesday at a temporary shelter in Colombo.

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Spared Another Tsunami


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It was not immediately clear why the region was spared another tsunami. Experts agreed the magnitude of the earthquake was sufficient to create one.

“At this point in time we don’t know what type of fault occurred … and that is critical information,” USGS spokesman Doug Blake said. “It is in the aftershock zone of the December 26 quake. It’s a little bit south, but it’s on the same fault.”

A 9.0 earthquake would release about double the amount of energy as an 8.7 quake, said a USGS geologist.

The quake may have sent its energy farther south than last year’s quake, said Robert Cessaro of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

“So all that pressure to the north would have been relieved” by the December quake, said Cessaro. “We think this event probably ruptured to the south, with the beam of energy probably propagated to the south.”

Few land masses lie to the south, but among them are the Cocos Islands.

About three hours after the quake, a “small” tsunami was measured on the Cocos tide gauge, the USGS said. It did not elaborate.

In Thailand, thousands of people in the six provinces affected by the December 26 tsunami moved to higher ground or 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) inland, the governor of Phang Nga province said.

Prass Prawoto, an aid worker in Banda Aceh, which was severely damaged by the December tsunami and quake, said Indonesians moved to higher ground, fearing another massive tsunami. But he said he had not heard of any injuries.

CNN producer Kathy Quiano, watching television reports from Jakarta, said there was widespread panic in Banda Aceh, as residents rushed inland. Electricity and phone service were out in major sections of the city.

A number of traffic accidents occurred as a result, and people were injured, she said, citing local television reports.

CNN’s Naurant Prapanya contributed to this report.

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A “Great” Quake


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The quake was centered on the same fault line where the December 26 earthquake launched a tsunami that left more than 300,000 people dead or still listed as missing.

The December 26 quake was a magnitude 9.0 — the strongest in 40 years. It triggered a massive tsunami that devastated coastlines in nearly a dozen nations in Africa and Asia.

“This looks like a fraternal twin of the December 26 earthquake,” said Kerry Sieh, a professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology.

“It’s not a duplicate. It occurred a little bit further south,” Sieh said. “But it’s the same type of earthquake.”

Only 12 great earthquakes have occurred since 1906, he said.

The quake is considered a “great” earthquake, the largest of seven grades. The grades are very minor, minor, light, moderate, strong, major and great.

The absence of an early warning system in the Indian Ocean has been decried as contributing to many deaths in December’s disaster.

“This time, at least, people heard about the earthquake,” Egeland said. “Many people fled inland.”

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Quake Kills at Least 300 on Indonesian Island


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Vice president says up to 2,000 could be dead
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