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7.8 Mag Earthquake Jolts Northern Sumatra


Last Edited: April 6, 2010, 7:11 pm

A 7.8 mag earthquake jolted Northern Sumatra at 6:15 pm Eastern.

Quake depth was 46 km.  No further news available.  I think I'm one of the first to report it!  Can't find any news yet.

Update 6:52:  CNN just reported it.  There's a local tsunami warning for Indonesia.

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Rick GComment by Rick G - April 6, 2010, 7:15 pm
Pretty proud of my reporting there. Zero news stories about it on Google when I posted. I just happened to go to the USGS site right after it happened.
konaneComment by konane - April 7, 2010, 9:12 am
Appears this is part of the (metaphysical) predicted activity increase in the Pacific Rim. Hope no lives are lost.
Rick GComment by Rick G - April 7, 2010, 2:41 pm
Thanks, konane...yes lots of activity in the ring of fire...I'm concerned about L.A. after the Baja quake and the quantity of aftershocks. Too close to the San Andreas fault for comfort.

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