Monday, March 28, 2005

TSUNAMIS - Massive Earthquake Strikes Sumatra

Breaking news all over the web about the new 8.2 magnitude earthquake in the Indonesian province of Sumatra. The epicentre is located somewhere between Medan and Padang, and has triggered Tsunami warnings across the region for 1000km in every direction.

It is thought to be an aftershock of December 26th's devastating quake which triggered the devastating tsunamis and left up to 300,000 dead across the Indian Ocean. Those tsunami waves did reach Madagascar and Mauritius to the west, although the islands of Flores and Komodo to the south east were protected geographically and so fortunately weren't affected.