6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Kepulauan Mentawai region of Indonesia

September 14, 2012INDONESIA - A 6.2 -magnitude quake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra Island on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 11:51 am (0451 GMT) at a depth of 25 kilometers (15.5 miles), was 190 kilometers northwest of the town of Bengkulu. Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency measured the magnitude at 6.1. The Indonesian agency said the earthquake was felt in the cities of Padang and Bengkulu and along the southern coast of Sumatra. “There are no reports of damage so far. The quake happened in the sea close to Mentawai Island, but no tsunami warning has been issued,” the agency’s duty officer, Koko Widyatmoko, told AFP. –Jakarta Globe 
Northern Ca. tremor: There are no damage reports after an earthquake jolted rural areas of Northern California near the Oregon border. A U.S. Geological Survey computer generated report says the magnitude-4.5 quake struck at 4:53 a.m. Friday and was centered 10 miles south of Fortuna. The area is about 180 miles southeast of Sacramento. Fortuna police dispatcher Tanya Kadle says he felt a quick jolt. She says there have been no reports of damage or injury. –Sac Bee
ASTEROID FLYBY: Today, an asteroid as wide as three football fields is flying past Earth. At closest approach, 2012 QG42 will be 2.8 million km (7.4 lunar distances) away, so there is no danger of a collision. Nevertheless, it is close enough for backyard astronomers to track using large amateur telescopes; the space rock is glowing like a 14th magnitude star. –Space Weather
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20 Responses to 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Kepulauan Mentawai region of Indonesia

  1. SacTown LowDown says:

    Fortuna is NW of Sac, not SE. It would be correct to say “SacTown is 180 SE of Fortuna” or “Fortuna is 180 NW of SacTown”

  2. Oggie says:

    Hi Alvin,

    On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, I watch with both alarm and awe the events unfolding in the world, especially our part of the globe – Southeast Asia. With the the increasing earth movements and volcanic activity just these past couple of weeks, I guess it would take the staunchest of skeptics to deny that something is brewing. With the blowing of the shofar to mark the Jewish day of judgment, will there similarly be the blowing up of events? For the second day in a row, I opened my Bible to Isaiah 66 (67 The Lord says “The end is near for those who purify themselves for pagan worship… 68 I am coming to gather the people of all the nations. When they come together, they will what my power can do…)

    It is only with the assurance of God’s salvation can I find comfort when everyday I read of disasters, political tensions and outbreak of diseases. I must confess, I’m only human to be scared not just for myself but for family and friends, but ultimately, the Bible says “with humans, it is impossible… but with God, nothing is impossible”.

    Shalom,
    Oggie

  3. diaz says:

    Hi Alvin,

    Thank you for the work you do to keeping us all inform on all the events that happen thrue out the world. I was wondering if you ever been a guest on Coast to coast?

  4. Kevin says:

    There is another asteroid following this one aswell (no danger or a collision) but its a interesting asteroid as ou all will see when it’s announced and is close

  5. mike says:

    another 4.0 northern cali 12 minutes ago

  6. Christopher says:


    Pretty amazing stuff….found on Spirit Daily.com

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