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Indonesia Areas Await Tsunamis After Two Massive Earthquakes

posted by Sarah N Worthy IATTWJ Member @ 15:28 PM
April 11, 2012

 

We interrupt our reporting on contaminated air and water in the United States for a breaking story on two 8.0 to 8.7 magnitude earthquakes that rocked the Pacific Coast of Indonesia this morning.

 According to CNN.com, the first quake struck at about 4: 30 this morning East Coast Time, some 270 miles southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia’s Aceh province.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says that quake had a magnitude of 8.6 with a depth of 14 miles.

 The second quake, recorded at 8.2 magnitude hit the west coast of Sumatra some two hours later.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean, and the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency also put up a tsunami warning.

 So far there are no reports of causalities from either quake, but millions of people are racing out of low lying areas in order to reach higher levels before potential tsunamis hit the beaches.

 Bloomberg News reports:  “The quake struck 431 kilometers (268 miles) off the coast of Aceh, one of Indonesia’s poorest provinces where 170,000 people died or went missing in an Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.”

 After the 9.1 magnitude quake hit Sumatra in 2004 caused billions in damages, and destroyed whole communities, that nation is especially wary of quakes, aftershocks and especially the following tsunamis.  Citizens there are also aware that these latest earthquakes come about a year after the 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami brought Japan to its knees.

  However, Gary Gibson from the Seismology Research Center in Melbourne, Australia, says that the location of the second quake reduces the possibility of a tsunami.  He adds that because the quakes seem to be caused by horizontal, rather than vertical, movement, it is less likely they will generate tsunamis.

 According to India Today.com “The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the tsunami watch for 28 countries, including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, Maldives, Britain, Malaysia, Mauritius, Syechelles, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Madagascar, Iran, UAE, Yemen, Bangladsh, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.”

 We will keep you informed on these quakes as news breaks.  Our sight, along with World’s Collide, is dedicated to showing our readers that we now live in the last times of man’s rule on earth.  In Bible prophecies, The LORD Jesus gave us signs of these end times:  “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows (Mark 13: 8).”

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