The preliminary magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred about 62 miles SW of Bangkahulu, Indonesia. The epicenter was at 4.369°S, 101.557°E. The hypocentral depth of the earthquake hasn’t been accurately determined at this time.
The earthquake’s magnitude has been revised upwards to magnitude 8.2 from 7.9
The earthquake’s magnitude has again been revised upwards to magnitude 8.4 from 8.2
The Jakarta Post reports that a one to three meter high tsunami hit Padang after the earthquake.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a Tsunami Watch Indian Ocean wide.
The following countries are affected:
- SRI LANKA
- UNITED KINGDOM
- CROZET ISLANDS
- KERGUELEN ISLANDS
- SOUTH AFRICA
Another powerful earthquake has rocked Indonesia. The latest temblor was situated at 2.526°S, 100.964°E. It’s hypocentral depth has yet to be determined. The temblor’s epicenter is almost eight miles from Pasarsebelah.