Quake rocks Indonesia's Aceh
A tectonic quake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale rocked Aceh Singkil District, Aceh Province of Indonesia, at about 11:30 a.m. local time on Saturday.
The tremor was also felt in Gunung Sitoli, Nias and Sibolga, North Sumatra, said official news agency Antara.
An official of the Meteorological and Geophysics Office for First Territory of North Simatra, Hartono, said the epicenter of the quake was in Sumatra Island's western coast or about 15 km from Aceh Singkil.
He said the quake was laid at 2.2 degrees northern latitude and 97.7 degrees eastern longitude.
A strong tectonic quake measuring 8.7 on the Richter Scale, which triggered lethal tidal waves devastated coastal areas of Aceh on Dec. 26, 2004, killing over 200,000 people.
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A map for coordinating publicly available data about the 10/8/05 Earthquake and its aftershocks. Viewers may add their own information. This map is editable directly by users. Also, you may email me at kathryn.cramer at gmail.com. CommunityWalk Tutorials have specific instruction.
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There have been twenty-nine aftershocks in the quadrant defined by the coordinates 34.865, 72.974), (34.865,73.302), (34.56, 72.974), (34.56, 73,302); 26 of which are 5.0 and up, the largest at 6.3. UPDATE 10/23: There was a 6.0 earthquake at 34.880°N, 73.030°E, about 85 miles north of Islamabad this morning.
-- Kathryn Cramer