Seven-point earthquake in Sumatra Natural Disasters
According to the U.S. Geological Survey Center (USGS) earthquake measuring 7.3 points occurred near the north coast. Sumatra, Indonesia, at 18:37:01 UTC. The epicenter was 29.1 km depth located in 423 km south-west of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, 537 km south-west of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, and 951 km west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded the same force of the earthquake, but indicates the depth of 10 km. Indonesian sources say the strength at 7.6 points. The details of the incident and the possible destruction is not reported.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center of the National Oceanic and atmospheric conditions (NOAA) is in no hurry to declare a tsunami warning, and claims that the waves from the earthquake will not rise above 0.4 meters. In addition, all inhabited islands are far away from the epicenter. However, the local weather service said the tsunami threat in some areas of the country.
Not long ago, already brings down to Sumatra tsunami (December 26, 2004) after an earthquake of 9.1 points, which happens only once a year. Earthquake of 7-7,9 points more frequent and occur up to 15 times a year.