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M7.4 Quake Strikes S. Papua, Indonesia

Posted by feww on September 30, 2010

Powerful 7.4Mw Earthquake Strikes NNW of Dobo, Kepulauan Aru Islands, Indonesia

Indonesia’s Geophysics officials measured the earthquake at 7.4Mw while the USGS/EHP faulty equipment [;)] recorded two shocks measuring 6.2 and 7.2Mw respectively.

Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS. Enhanced by FEWW

Earthquake Details

  • Magnitude:  7.4 [As recorded by Indonesian seismologists]
    Date-Time:

    • Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 17:11:24 UTC
    • Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 02:11:24 AM at epicenter
  • Location 4.920°S, 133.783°E
  • Depth: 12.3 km (7.6 miles)
  • Region: NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
    Distances:

    • 105 km (65 miles) NNW of Dobo, Kepulauan Aru, Indonesia
    • 310 km (190 miles) WSW of Enarotali, Papua, Indonesia
    • 900 km (560 miles) NNE of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
    • 2,985 km (1850 miles) E of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
  • Location Uncertainty: horizontal +/- 13.7 km (8.5 miles); depth +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles)
  • Source: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D

Casualties

There was no report of damage and casualties as of posting.

Tsunami

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued NO tsunami warning for the region.

September 30, 2009

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake killed more than 1,000 people in Padang, western Sumatra, exactly a year ago today..

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Disaster Update: Indonesia Quake

Posted by feww on October 1, 2009

Indonesia Quake, Typhoon Ketsana and Samoa Tsunami

The death toll from the powerful earthquake in southern Sumatra, Indonesia has reached about 200, but is likely to rise sharply.

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Students walk out from a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Padang, on Indonesia’s Sumatra island September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Muhammad Fitrah/Singgalang Newspaper

Let’s be clear about this. The quake that hit Padang, Sumatra, was much stronger than reported. It was at least a magnitude 7.8, about 3 times stronger than reported.

Some high-rise buildings in Singapore, about 450 km northeast of the epicenter felt the tremors, which also shook some office buildings in  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla confirmed late last night that in Jakarta, that the death toll would rise because there was substantial damage in the area with many buildings  collapsed.

Based on the information received and experience from the previous events, FEWW Moderators believe that the death toll might be as high as 2 – 3,000, with many more number of injuries.

“The big buildings are down. The concrete buildings are all down, the hospitals, the main markets, down and burned. A lot of people died in there. A lot of places are burning,” Australian businesswoman  in Padang told Australian radio.

“Most of the damage is in the town center in the big buildings. The little houses, the people’s houses, there are a few damaged, but nothing dramatic. It’s not all a rubble heap in terms of smaller buildings.”

“The quake was followed by a very heavy rain. Many houses and some building are flattened in my area. But I cannot yet verify too much. We will try to compile the data and distribute aid once the rain subsides,” the district mayor of Pariaman District, one of the worst hit areas told reporters.

“A number of hotels in Padang have been destroyed,” Rahmat Triyono, an  employee of the Indonesian geophysics and meteorology agency, told AFP.

“Up to now we haven’t been able to reach Padang, communications have been cut,” he added.

An eye-witness reportedly told Reuters that there was “extreme panic” in the city, with bridges collapsing,  and water from broken pipes causing flooding.

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