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Tsunami - Java/Indonesia

  1. Jul 17, 2006 #1

    Astronuc

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    Magnitude 7.7 - SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA - Tsunamis formed.
    http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/usqgaf.php

    At least 69 dead in Indonesia tsunami

    The earthquake was located in the Sunda Trench and was particularly strong (7.7 Mag) and shallow - hence the tsunami.

    North coast of Australia may experience lesser tsunami.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2006
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  3. Jul 19, 2006 #2

    Astronuc

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    Death toll jumps to 531 after tsunami
    More recently - Java tsunami toll at 550
    Meanwhile - New earthquake sways buildings in Jakarta
    Indonesia and much of western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans are at risk for tsunami.
     
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