Sunday, April 10, 2005

Rock and Roll

A strong earthquake has rocked parts of Indonesia, sending hundreds of people fleeing their homes in fear of a new tsunami.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage or that the earthquake, which measured 6.8 on the Richter scale, had actually caused a tsunami.

The US Geological Survey said the quake was located in Indonesia's Kepulauan Mentawai region.

An official with the national meteorological bureau in Jakarta said: "It's part of the chain of previous quakes. It's not an aftershock."

The earthquake was also felt in Singapore.

There sure seems to be a lot of seismic activity in this region. I wonder if we're building up or calming down.

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