Epicenter of magnitude 8.5 quake in Simeulue, Aceh
Wed, April 11 2012 17:24 | 3374 Views
Medan, North Sumatra (ANTARA News) - The epicenter of the 8.5 magnitude quake which struck at 15.38 hours on Wednesday was in the waters off Sinabang town in the district of Simeulue, Aceh privince in Sumatra.
Gempa Aceh ((InfoBMKG))
The spokesman of Region I of the Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency here, Hendra Suwarta, said the epicenter of the quake was 410 kilometers west of Sinabang and the tremor lasted about 15 seconds.
He added that the epicenter of the quake was 93.12 degrees East Longitude and 2.4 degrees North Latitude at a depth of 10 kilometers.
Based upon its epicenter and strength, the quake had the potential to cause a tsunami, according to officials.
The quake was felt across much of Aceh to Mandailing Natal and Tapanuli Tengah in North Sumatra. (ANT)
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