Thursday, October 25, 2007

Indonesian Earthquake, Magnitude 7.1, 25th October 2007 - John Seach

A major earthquake (magnitude 7.1) hit Indonesia this morning at 04:02 am local time. The earthquake epicentre was located 90 km off the coast of Southern Sumatra. A tsunami watch was declared, affecting coastline within a 100 km of the epicentre. There are seven active volcanoes within 200 km of the epicentre. These are Kaba, Bukit Daun, Belirang-Beriti, Pendan, Kunyit, Sumbing, and Hutapanjang. Earthquakes of this magnitude sometimes disrupt nearby volcanoes.
Volcanoes of Indonesia...