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Largest Undersea Quake Recorded in Sumatra

Largest Undersea Quake Recorded in Sumatra

An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.6 in Richter scale hit Sumatra on April 11, 2012 and it has been considered as the largest recorded undersea quake, extending to the earth’s mantle. Indonesia was once again reminded of its terrible past when a massive earthquake rocked the seas 346 kilometers south of Aceh. The fear […]

April 17, 2012 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment

Pacific Seismic Belt

Pacific Seismic Belt

Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines are just a few among countries along the Pacific that have notably frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These natural occurrences gave rise to what is known today as the Pacific Ring of Fire, so called because of its distinct horseshoe shape of nearly continuous series of volcanic belts and […]

March 24, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters, Weather

Devastating Tsunami

Devastating Tsunami

A series of strong killer waves happened in the year 2004 in most Asian countries particularly Indonesia. On December 6, 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami, as it was called, had released its devastating energy of about 23,000 tons of force which is somewhat similar to a Hiroshima type of atomic bomb, as described by the […]

January 11, 2011 3 Comments / Read More >>