Yet another big quake

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  1. slewfoot

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    USGS: 7.8 quake off Sumatra
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    NEW YORK – A magnitude 7.8 earthquake has rattled Indonesia's northwest island of Sumatra, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Tuesday.

    The quake struck at 2215 GMT (5:15 a.m. Wednesday local time) and was centered 205 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Sibolga in Sumatra, and was 1,425 kilometers (880 miles) northwest of Jakarta, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

    A tsunami watch was issued for the region, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu.

    Japan's Kyodo news agency said that the Jakarta-based Meteorological, Geophysics and Climatology agency issued a tsunami warning.

    Kyodo also reported blackouts in Medan and Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh Province.

    The quake was 46 kilometers (28.6 miles) deep, the USGS said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100406/ap_on_re_as/as_indonesia_earthquake
     
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    Before anyone gets all excited about the seeming frequency of quakes, they should know that the US Geological Service has a web site for this stuff. Current probabilities are for 18 7.0+ quakes per year. So far we're actually behind.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/faq/?faqID=110