Red Tsunami and Earthquake alert in Indonesia
A tsunami warning has been issued by Indonesian authorities after a powerful earthquake rocked Java.
The 7.4-magnitude quake struck at 02:55 local time (08:55 BST), 198km south-east of the capital Jakarta.
The US geological survey recorded the quake at a depth of 62.8km.
Although panicked residents reportedly ran out of their homes after the quake struck, there are no reports of damage or casualties.
The Foreign Office explains Indonesia sits along a volatile seismic strip called the ‘Ring of Fire’ in the Pacific.
Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes occur regularly in Indonesia, which can, where the severity and conditions of the quake combine, present a potential threat of tsunamis within the region.
It is understood some 90 per cent of the world’s earthquakes and 81 per cent of the world’s largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire which is a direct consequence of plate tectonics and the movement of collisions of crustal plates.
Tsunami: the JRC tsunami wave propagation models indicated a low likelihood for a destructive tsunami. However, this probability must be confirmed by oceanographic measurements or observations.
Landslides: The maximum slope in the area of the earthquake is 42.5% and the maximum altitude is 2576 m. Since this is a medium slope, the risk of earthquake induced landslides is medium. Note, however, that the slope data is not reliable on a local scale, while landslides depend very much on local topography, soil and meteorological conditions.
|Time||Actual Time||Location||Country||Height (m)||Pop. estimate||Class||Cpu (min)|
|00:39||02/09/2009 08:34:13||The Settlement||Christmas Island||0.7||877||1||21|