A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude of 8.9 hit Indonesia this afternoon. A tsunami warning has been issued. The tremors were felt in India too in Kolkata, Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum among other places.
According to USGS, at 1:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time on April 11, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 8.7 occurred off the west coast of northern Sumatera, Indonesia. A tsunami warning has been issued in the Indian Ocean after Indonesia’s geophysical agency reported a powerful earthquake off Aceh province. A tsunami warning was issued across the whole Indian Ocean, including Australia, Pakistan, Somalia, Madagascar, and and many other countries. The US Geological Survey said it struck on a depth of 33km, 495km from the coast.
Here’s The Complete Earthquake Details
Magnitude : 8.7
Date & Time :
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 08:38:38 UTC,
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 02:38:38 PM at epicenter
Location : 2.348°N, 93.073°E
Depth : 33 km (20.5 miles)
Region : Off The West Coast of Northern Sumatra
- 434 km (269 miles) SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
- 550 km (341 miles) SW of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, Indonesia
- 963 km (598 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia
- 1797 km (1116 miles) WNW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia
Location Uncertainty : horizontal +/- 14 km (8.7 miles); depth +/- 2.8 km (1.7 miles)
Parameters : NST=243, Nph=243, Dmin=514.3 km, Rmss=1.67 sec, Gp= 36°, M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=8
A giant 9.1-magnitude quake off the country on Dec. 26, 2004, triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people, nearly three quarter of them in Aceh.
So, let us pray that there is no Tsunami or any other disaster…