8.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocked Aceh And The Tsunami Potential

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Aceh earthquake. 8.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Aceh and the tsunami potential, 11 April 2012. Earthquake rocked Aceh on Wednesday (4/11/2012) measuring 8.5 magnitude and tsunami potential. Reported on the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics. Based on data from the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics (BMKG), an earthquake rocked Aceh at 15:38 pm, a potential tsunami with a depth of about 10 km or 364 km southwest of Simeulue District. Locations in the 2:31 earthquake north latitude and 92.67 east longitude. Epicenter in the waters west of Aceh. Not yet known whether there is damage and casualties. I have not received complete information, this information will still keep us updated.

Previously, BMKG recorded an earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale (SR) later revised to 8.5 magnitude. While the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded an earthquake with magnitude 8.7.

National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said a tsunami early warning in force in five regions in Indonesia which was struck by an earthquake. Tsunami early warning, applies to the Bengkulu, Lampung, Aceh, North Sumatra and West Sumatra.

"Early warning of tsunamis in the five regions of Bengkulu, Lampung, Aceh, West Sumatra and North Sumatra," said Head of Data and Information BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Reuters on Wednesday (04/11/2012). He added, BNPB alerted rapid reaction force at Halim Perdanakusuma airport. "There are 500 people who stand at the Halim, but the numbers are still waiting to be dispatched BPBD or contact us with local officials," he said.

Tremor along the west coast of Sumatra was also felt by the citizens of Indonesia (WNI) is located in Penang, Malaysia. Because of the shallowness of the epicenter, the government asked to alert people, because it can be a tsunami, as happened during the disaster of 2004.

We pray that Aceh, our nation and our world has always had the protection of Allah SWT and kept away from all dangers and disasters.

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