Monday, January 07, 2008

Indonesia Earthquake, 7th January 2008 - John Seach

A large earthquake hit West Papua, Indonesia today at 12:12 pm local time. Preliminary analysis by Geoscience Australia put the magnitude at 6.4. The epicentre was located 5 km off the coast near Manokwari, a town of 52,000 people. No tsunami was reported. The epicentre was 60 km north of Gunung Umsini. This mountain was previously thought to be a volcano, but there is no definite evidence of volcanic activity. West Papua is a seismically active region which lacks identified volcanoes despite its location between two volcanically active regions.
Gunung Umsini...