Magnitude 7.5 Earthquake Rocks Western Indonesia; 3 Dead, 25 Injured
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 and struck under the island of Simeulue off the western coast of Sumatra — the region worst hit in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Minutes after the quake hit, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a bulletin saying parts of the Sumatran coast closest to the epicenter were at risk of a possible tsunami. However, it canceled the alert two hours later, saying sea gauges had not detected any large waves.
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Three Killed by Indonesian quake
Local residents said Wednesday's earthquake, which hit Simeulue at 1508 (0808 GMT) according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), lasted for almost a minute.
It was felt strongly more than 300km (185 miles) away in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, where people left their offices after buildings started shaking.
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Magnitude 7.5 - Simeulue, Indonesia
Earthquake Details at USGS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2008nran.php
Recent logging observations of Indonesia stations
RRI-Jakarta. 9680, 1000-1020, Repeat of the Feb 10 and 17 (both Sun.) Kang Guru Radio English program #5806. Pop songs by Indonesian singer Marcell (one in BI and one in English), Signal fair-poor, moderate QRM from WYFR. (R.Howard, CA)
RRI-Voice of Indonesia (presumed) 11784.90v, 0937-0959, Program of pop music. Wek signal . 9526v not heard, which recently has been more erratic than usual, even for them. (R.Howard, CA)
RRI Pontianak (presumed) 3976, 1023-1035, Jan 30, Bahasa Indonesia talks, 1028 music, some amateur QRM. (C.Bolland, FL/DX Window 343)
RRI Serui. 4604.8, 1115-1315 fade out, Jan 25 and 29, Feb 04, Jakarta news at 1200 // 4750 and 4790 (t), program of continuous Indonesian pop tunes until 1300 when time pip noted followed by presumed ID and local news. Poor and fading. (D’Angelo/FCDX, Bolland and Wilkner-River DXPedition/DX Window 343)
RRI Wamena. 4869.94, 1112-1130, Jan 26, Bahasa Indonesia comments and music, fair. (C Bolland/DX Window 343)