October 26, 2010

Tsunami Hits Indonesian Islands

UPDATE 10-29-2010:

Rescuers need boats - 343 dead, 404 injured, 338 missing,

- Jakarta Post

On Tuesday a tsunami smashed into a remote Indonesian island chain while in central Java a volcanic eruption left 13 people dead.

An intial 7.7 magnitude underwater quake triggered the tsunami 15 minutes later. After 5 hours, the islands were rocked by a 6.1 magnitude aftershock, and a series of smaller quakes in the range of 5.1 to 6.2 magnitude. The apocolyptic scenario was completed by 3 eruptions of the Merapi volcano, which erupted yet again on Friday.

Details, along with seismic reports, have been moved to DOGSPOT