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    Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

    Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra | Reuters

    A Reuters photographer on Simeulue island, south of Aceh, said there was panic and electricity was cut off after the quake. Metro TV reported that people rushed to higher ground in some areas.

    The quake was centered 204 km (127 miles) west-northwest of the coastal town of Sibolga and was at a depth of 46 km (28.6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said. It had initially reported the quake's magnitude at 7.6.

    The Reuters witness said there were at least three aftershocks.

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami. However, it added: "There is the possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts" no more than 100 km (62 miles) from the epicenter of the quake.

    In December 2004, a magnitude 9.15 quake off the coast of Sumatra's Aceh province triggered an Indian Ocean tsunami that killed about 226,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries.

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    Re: Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

    The ring of fire has sure been active. That makes what, 4 earthquakes over 6.5 in the past couple months? There are supposed to be 1 or 2 a year.
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    Re: Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    The ring of fire has sure been active. That makes what, 4 earthquakes over 6.5 in the past couple months? There are supposed to be 1 or 2 a year.
    Yeah about that. It is really active lately. Exciting to read about and I am sure study to why, but sad for those that are affected by it.

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    Re: Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

    Because of the 2012 prophecies.. duh. That or they are testing the HAARP machine for the big one. =)
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    Re: Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

    Quote Originally Posted by Polynikes View Post
    The ring of fire has sure been active. That makes what, 4 earthquakes over 6.5 in the past couple months? There are supposed to be 1 or 2 a year.
    Ohhh

    umm

    totally inaccurate

    Quote Originally Posted by http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqarchives/year/eqstats.php
    Magnitude Average Annually
    8 and higher 1
    7 - 7.9 17
    6 - 6.9 134
    5 - 5.9 1319
    4 - 4.9 13,000
    (estimated)
    3 - 3.9 130,000
    (estimated)
    2 - 2.9 1,300,000
    (estimated)
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    Re: Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Ohhh

    umm

    totally inaccurate
    I live by the rule of Colbert and that facts aren't important.

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    Re: Magnitude 7.8 quake shakes Indonesia's Sumatra

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Ohhh

    umm

    totally inaccurate
    I stand corrected. I knew that number seemed too low and that I should of checked the USGS first instead of going off of my buddy's Facebook status. Thanks for the correction.
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