Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Magnitude 7.3 Aceh Earthquake, January 11, 2012

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck the western shore of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 12:37:01 AM at epicenter. The epicenter located offshore at 2.396°N, 93.175°E at 29.1 km depth, 423 km (262 miles) SW of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Tsunami warning being issued for coastline area of Aceh, North Sumatra, Lampung and Bengkulu forced resident lives along the shoreline to be evacuated to higher ground.

Update: Tsunami warning was lifted two hours after the earthquake. No damage and causalities being reported yet.

Image source: USGS