Earthquake in Singapore!
Category: News and Politics
This is the next day, now they're saying it was a 8.4
At Approximately 7:15 P.M. tonight, I was in our apartment and heard our wind chimes moving but it stopped. Then about 30 seconds to a minute later, the wind chimes started again, then saw the blinds and kitchen door swaying back and forth and I felt a little dizzy. I then knew it was a earthquake, grabbed my purse and ran out the door to leave our 16th floor apartment. Angela
Powerful earthquake hits Indonesia, tsunami warning issued
By Paul Watson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
7:16 AM PDT, September 12, 2007
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra today, sending panicked people into the streets as far away as Singapore.
The quake's epicenter was beneath the sea 64 miles southwest of Bengkulu, in western Indonesia. It was at a relatively shallow 9.7 miles beneath the earth's surface, prompting a tsunami warning for all Indian Ocean nations. Indonesia's meteorological agency canceled its tsunami warning around about two and a half hours after the quake.
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