Red Tsunami and Earthquake alert in Indonesia

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.

travelbite.co.uk staff

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.

See full report at http://www.gdacs.org/reports.asp?eventType=EQ&ID=64841&system=tsunamicalcs&location=IDN&alertlevel=Red&tsid=1578

Time Actual Time Location Country Height (m) Pop. estimate Class Cpu (min)
00:09 02/09/2009 08:04:54 Cidora Indonesia 1.9 6 3
00:09 02/09/2009 08:04:54 Tjimari Indonesia 1.9 5 4
00:10 02/09/2009 08:05:36 Gaddet Indonesia 0.5 6 4
00:10 02/09/2009 08:05:36 Sindangkasih Indonesia 1.0 6 3
00:11 02/09/2009 08:06:18 Sadatau Indonesia 0.8 5 4
00:12 02/09/2009 08:07:01 Tjitalahab Indonesia 1.9 5 4
00:12 02/09/2009 08:07:01 Pameungpeuk Indonesia 1.8 5 4
00:12 02/09/2009 08:07:43 Tjiagra Indonesia 0.6 5 3
00:14 02/09/2009 08:09:08 Bangbajang Indonesia 1.0 5 4
00:17 02/09/2009 08:12:39 Pameutingan Indonesia 0.6 5 6
00:19 02/09/2009 08:14:04 Babadan Indonesia 0.4 5 9
00:23 02/09/2009 08:18:18 Tjibeber Indonesia 0.3 5 14
00:24 02/09/2009 08:19:43 Chikalong Indonesia 0.2 5 14
00:25 02/09/2009 08:20:25 Karanganjar Indonesia 0.5 5 13
00:26 02/09/2009 08:21:07 Leuwicangak-hilir Indonesia 0.3 5 14
00:26 02/09/2009 08:21:50 Pamubulan Indonesia 0.1 5 16
00:26 02/09/2009 08:21:50 Bajah Indonesia 0.1 5 17
00:27 02/09/2009 08:22:32 Kalapagenep Indonesia 0.3 5 16
00:29 02/09/2009 08:24:39 Tjidjulang Indonesia 0.3 4 17
00:29 02/09/2009 08:24:39 Cijulang Indonesia 0.3 4 17
00:30 02/09/2009 08:25:03 Chihara Indonesia 0.1 6 20
00:36 02/09/2009 08:31:24 Plotot Indonesia 0.1 5 20
00:37 02/09/2009 08:32:06 Cibarengkok-girang Indonesia 0.1 6 22
00:39 02/09/2009 08:34:13 The Settlement Christmas Island 0.7 877 1 21

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