Monday, October 25, 2010

Zware beving kust Indonesie.. ( cnn)

7.5-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesian coast

A local tsunami watch is in effect
No immediate reports of damage or injuries

U.S. National Earthquake Information Center
(CNN) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

A local tsunami watch was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center after the quake struck at 9:42 p.m. A destructive, widespread tsunami is not expected. A local tsunami may have been generated that could affect coasts located within 100 km (62 miles) from the epicenter, according to the Warning Center.

The quake's epicenter was located 240 km (149 miles) south of Padang at a depth of 33 km (20.5 miles), according to USGS.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.