Articles tagged "sumatra tsunami"

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Series of earthquakes hit Sumatra prompting fears of possible tsunamis, Indonesia

A series of earthquakes has been recorded along the Indonesian island of Sumatra on November 8, 2015 prompting fears of possible tsunamis in the region. The strongest so far measured M6.4 on the Richter scale as registered by the USGS. The first earthquake,...

November 08, 2015

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Two massive earthquakes M8+ and many strong aftershocks out of the Sumatra coast, Indonesia

An 8.8 magnitude earthquake occurred 500 km out of the coast of Sumatra, another area which was also very hard hit in 2004 is India’s Andaman Islands. The second massive quake has been decreased to 8.2 by USGS and it has to be seen as a massive aftershock. Many

April 11, 2012

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The strength of the underlying rocks gave deadly Sumatra Tsunami its extra power

A thick plateau of strong rock along the seabed may have allowed the massive, magnitude 9.1 Sumatra earthquake to reach far closer to the Earth's surface, giving the deadly tsunami it triggered even greater power, according to new research.The earthquake occurred

June 23, 2011