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[ 11 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]
Earthquakes hit Sumatra, Indonesia

Strong earthquakes have struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra earlier today (at around 3.38pm local time). According to a BBC report, a quake with a magnitude of 8.6 was the first to hit the province of Aceh, triggering tsunami alerts around the region. This was followed by another 8.3 magnitude quake several hours later.
Indonesian media Kompas.com reported that locals are fleeing to higher grounds to escape potential tsunamis and aftershocks. Electricity supply and telecommunication services to affected parts were also disrupted after the initial tremor. At the time of writing, …

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[ 11 Mar 2011 | No Comment ]
8.9 Magnitude Quake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warnings across The Pacific

A 8.9 magnitude earthquake has struck northeastern Japan earlier this afternoon (at 2.46 pm local time), triggering devastating tsunami waves which swept boats and other debris inland. The quake, which struck near the east coast of Honshu, is the largest ever recorded in the country. Major damage to cities has been reported, with current death toll standing at 26. Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports have reportedly suspend operations.
Tsunami warnings have been issued to a number of countries in the region, including the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan, Russia and Hawaii.