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    Default 8.7 Magnitude Earthquake and tsunami Warning off Aceh.

    Tsunami may already hit Aceh as I write this at 5.21pm. Tsunami alert declared for Thailand west coast, India, Sri Lanka and Australia.

    Earthquake Details


    Magnitude: 8.70
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 2.54 North , 93.02 East
    Estimated Depth: 0.0 km
    Location: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 466km from Banda Acheh , 1242km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 16:38 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Tremors were reported at a few areas in Singapore. JMA and PTWC advised that ocean-wide tsunami may be generated. NEA will continue monitoring



    Map of Earthquake Location
    Last edited by greenieadi; 11th April 2012 at 05:39 PM.

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    hopefully casualty will be minimum or none.

    i was actually re-watching 2012 yesterday...
    Objection !!!

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    My house shook alittle just now!! I thought I was dizzy or what!!!

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    8.7.. oh dear.

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    Objection !!!

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    New 8.2 aftershock. 10 miles beneathe the ocean, 380 miles from Banda Aceh. New second tsunami warning put out.

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    Eartquake and Aftershock up to 19.34pm Sigapore time.

    Magnitude: 7.0
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 0.76 South , 92.76 East
    Estimated Depth: 0.0 km
    Location: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 603km from Banda Acheh , 1226km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 19:34 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Local tsunami may be generated near earthquake source but unlikely to affect Singapore

    Magnitude: 7.18
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 1.05 North , 92.76 East
    Estimated Depth: 10.0 km
    Location: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 575km from Banda Acheh , 1225km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 19:04 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Local tsunami may be generated near earthquake source but unlikely to affect Singapore

    Magnitude: 8.17
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 0.16 South , 91.26 East
    Estimated Depth: 0.0 km
    Location: NORTH INDIAN OCEAN Approximately 751km from Banda Acheh , 1398km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 18:42 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Tremors were reported in a few areas of Singapore. PTWC advised that ocean-wide tsunami may be generated. Singapore is not likely to be affected. NEA will continue monitoring


    Magnitude: 6.93
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 2.85 North , 92.58 East
    Estimated Depth: 33.0 km
    Location: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 430km from Banda Acheh , 1254km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 18:21 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Local tsunami may be generated near earthquake source but unlikely to affect Singapore

    Magnitude: 6.44
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 4.44 North , 99.71 East
    Estimated Depth: 213.0 km
    Location: NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 116km from Penang , 567km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 18:10 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: No tsunami threat to Singapore

    Magnitude: 7.04
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 2.67 North , 90.4 East
    Estimated Depth: 62.0 km
    Location: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 638km from Banda Acheh , 1494km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 18:01 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Local tsunami may be generated near earthquake source but unlikely to affect Singapore

    Magnitude: 6.72
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 3.88 North , 94.43 East
    Estimated Depth: 140.0 km
    Location: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 210km from Banda Acheh , 1075km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 17:56 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Local tsunami may be generated near earthquake source but unlikely to affect Singapore

    Magnitude: 8.70
    Coordinates of Epicentre: 2.54 North , 93.02 East
    Estimated Depth: 0.0 km
    Location: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATERA Approximately 466km from Banda Acheh , 1242km from Singapore
    Date/Time of detection: 11 April 2012 at 16:38 (Singapore Time)
    Assessment: Tremors were reported at a few areas in Singapore. JMA and PTWC advised that ocean-wide tsunami may be generated. NEA will continue monitoring
    From NEA website............ SGT is +8 UTC so the 8.2 happened at 6.42pm just now.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2100 View Post
    New 8.2 aftershock. 10 miles beneathe the ocean, 380 miles from Banda Aceh. New second tsunami warning put out.
    Last edited by greenieadi; 11th April 2012 at 08:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenieadi View Post
    From NEA website............ SGT is +8 UTC so the 8.2 happened at 6.42pm just now.
    Sorry I know it's a bit slow, but it's a significant one. So far the main one is strike-slip, not the 2004's thrust type. But if any of them aftershocks are thrust, then it's bad.

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    I had it worst... I was sleeping when it happened, then woke up roughly minutes after it happened only to read about it @ hardwarezone. Missed it.

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    Default Re: 8.7 Magnitude Earthquake and tsunami Warning off Aceh.

    These may be the pre-cursors of the BIG ONE that is akan datang. It is not common that the after shock is almost as big as the original and above 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    These may be the pre-cursors of the BIG ONE that is akan datang. It is not common that the after shock is almost as big as the original and above 8.
    Very lucky this time round. If the type of earthquake is the thrust type, there surely would be untold number of casualties. And also a matter of location, it could have been worse.

    Akang datang.

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    This is the 3rd time I run down from office due to tremor... Sooner or later will become the first casualty from tremor, die from fatigue, very tired every time run down the stairs.
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    A friend working in harbourfront felt it, however I was nearby at the PSA building and didn't feel a thing

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    Like some said, this time round, those directly affected are lucky it is a horizontal slip and not a vertical thrust. And definitely today's quake will stress other parts of the fault line even further.

    We can only wait and see how soon it will happen again. Sigh

    As the tsunami warning has passed, I'll close this thread.
    Last edited by greenieadi; 12th April 2012 at 12:29 AM.

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