Yesterday a 7.9 Earthquake in the Ocean near Sumatra

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An earthquake struck yesterday in the Indian Ocean about 500 miles West South West of Padang, Indonesia.  It struck at 12:49 PM UTC, 4:49 U.S. Pacific Standard Time.  It was initially thought to be over 8.0 on the Richter Scale, but was revised to 7.9.  There was no report of a Tsunami warning, but then back when the Banda Aech  earthquake struck, there was no Tsunami warning system in place.  We’ll have to await further news on that if there is any.

Map courtesy USGS

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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