Sumatra Coastal Earthquake update

Sumatra Coastal Earthquake update

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Apr 11, 2012
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The earthquake this morning off the coast of Sumatra has caused little damage - a very fortunate turn of events, as Imrul from the Dhaka Chapter notes below.

FROM USGS ENS

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
Geographic coordinates: 2.348N, 93.072E
Magnitude: 8.7 Mw
Depth: 33 km
Universal Time (UTC): 11 Apr 2012 08:38:38

Time near the Epicenter: 11 Apr 2012 14:38:38
Local standard time in your area: 11 Apr 2012 08:38:38

Location with respect to nearby cities:
431 km (268 miles) SW (216 degrees) of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia
962 km (598 miles) W (265 degrees) of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia

ADDITIONAL EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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event ID : US c000905e

From Architecture for Humanity Dhaka Chapter

[The] tsunami alert was declared after two major earthquakes but now been cancelled, Earthquake caused panic as people fled buildings and made for high ground. We are lucky this time that no immediate reports of damage or casualties so far. But sooner or later if we ever face 7.5-8 ,90% building will collapse & that day will be the dooms day for us.

regards
Imrul