Category Archives: Earthquake

Written on Apr, 19, 2012 by in , , | Leave a comment
Peta Pulau Sumatera dan Titik Gempa Aceh (Foto: BMKG)

NIASONILINE, JAKARTA – Meski cuma prediksi, tampaknya masyarakat di pesisir barat Pulau Sumatera, khususnya Sumatera Barat perlu melakukan antisipasi. Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana mengungkapkan, gempa Aceh dengan kekuatan 8,5 SR pekan lalu diprediksi berpotensi memicu gempa dan tsunami di wilayah Kota Padang.

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Written on Nov, 16, 2010 by in , | 1 Comment.

Jakarta (Nias Online) – Scientists are not able to determine the exact time (hour, date, and year) when an eartquake will strike a certain region. Such a prediction is false and will never come from credibel experts in the field. This statement comes from two leading earthquake experts Prof. Kerry Edward Sieh and Dr. Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, M. Sc. “Scientific research …

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Written on Aug, 18, 2009 by in | Leave a comment

Padang, W Sumatra (ANTARA News) – A series of aftershocks which rattled West Sumatra province on Sunday and Monday (Aug 16 and 17) followed the quakes which struck the region back in 2007.

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Written on Mar, 25, 2009 by in | Leave a comment

Banda Aceh (ANTARA News) – An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted the city of Banda Aceh at 11:35 on Tuesday morning, prompting the local people to scramble out of their homes and office buildings for fear of an ensuing tsunami.

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Written on Apr, 12, 2007 by in | 1 Comment.

Based on the results of scientific studies and observations of the trend in previous tsunamis, Nanggroe Aceh Daurssalam (NAD) province may be hit by another tusnami at an unpredictable time in the future, an ecologist of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) said.

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Written on Dec, 19, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Medan, 18 Dec. (AKI) – An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale on Monday at 04.39 am shook Penyabungan town, Mandailing Natal district on the west coast of North Sumatra, a local meteorology and geophysics office spokesman, Buha Simanjuntak, confirmed after the quake, quoted by Indonesia’s Antara news agency. Simanjunta said at least four people were killed and several …

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Written on Dec, 15, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Another major earthquake and tsunami will strike the western coast of Sumatra sometime in the next few decades, according to researchers studying the region’s history. And the predicted tsunami has a significant chance of hitting densely populated areas, the team says. Tsunami prediction for Sumatra and the Indian Ocean region has become a priority since the devastating tsunamis of December …

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Written on Oct, 19, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Jakarta – A moderate earthquake struck Nias Island off the western coast of Indonesia’s North Sumatra Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of structural damage or casualties, an official said. The quake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, struck off the west coast of Sumatra at about 9:01 a.m. (0201 GMT), said Novita, an official at Indonesia’s national Meteorology …

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Written on Sep, 12, 2006 by in | 2 Comments.

Monday, September 04, 2006 Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan Geologists are warning people living along North Sumatra’s western coastal areas that a major earthquake is likely during the next few years.

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Written on Jul, 28, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Thursday but there was no reports of any casualties and damage while meteorologists played down the risk of tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake registered 6.0 on the Richter scale. Indonesian meteorologists put the magnitude at 6.1, centered closed to Nias island off the coast of Sumatra. Full …

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Written on Jul, 22, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 19, 2006–Intermap Technologies Corp. (TSX:IMP)(AIM:IMAP) has been selected by Apogee Imaging International to provide radar imagery and digital elevation data for areas of Indonesia destroyed by the tsunami in December 2004. The Commonwealth of Australia has awarded the contract through Apogee Imaging International, who is the prime contractor on the project. The mapping of the tsunami devastated areas …

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Written on Jul, 22, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

An Indonesian scientist on July 19, 2006 warned of more earthquake-triggered tsunamis hitting some parts of Sumatra Island and southern coastal areas of Java as the death toll from Monday’s tsunami rose to 525. “Based on our mapping, potential big earthquakes and tsunamis may happen because some stresses in the Java trench have not been released.” geologist Yusuf Surachman Djajadihardja …

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Written on Jun, 03, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Indonesians raise funds for quake victims By Nina Muslim, Staff Reporter   Dubai: For the second year in a row, Indonesians in the UAE have had to turn their recent annual get-together into a charity concert, this time to benefit the victims of the deadly earthquake in Yogyakarta. More …

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Written on May, 31, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

By Eric UnmachtJakarta/Yogyakarta_(dpa) _ Private cars, ambulances and even buggy-style Indonesian bicycles delivered the sick and injured to overwhelmed hospitals Monday in Yogyakarta. More …

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Written on May, 28, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Saturday, May 27, 2006 A look at some deadly earthquakes in Indonesia since 2000: — May 27, 2006: A magnitude-6.2 quake flattens homes and hotels near the ancient central city of Yogyakarta, killing more than 3,000 and injuring thousands more in the nation’s worst disaster since the 2004 tsunami. — March 28, 2005: A magnitude-8.7 quake strikes Nias and Simeulue …

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