01-27-2006, 03:30 PM #1
Major 7.7 Earthquake Hits Off Indonesian Coast (no immediate threat of a tsunami)
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A magnitude-7.7 undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia early Saturday... There was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries were reported.
The earthquake occurred in the Banda Sea about 120 miles south of Ambon city, the USGS said. It occurred at a depth of 212 miles.
...Amran, an official at Indonesia's meteorological agency in the capital, Jakarta, said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. Like many Indonesians, he goes by only one name.
The Internet news portal Detik.com reported from Ambon that people fled their houses in panic when the earthquake, which lasted about two minutes, struck.
More: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060127/...sia_earthquakeRest in Peace to my best buddy and baby, Buster ~ He crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Jan. 3, 2011. I miss you, Buster and love you with all my being.