7.8 Magnitude earthquake in Sumatra

Initial report nytimes.com/reuters/2010/04/06/world/international-uk-quake-indonesia-report.html Tsunami warning in effect

Reuters report at 8:33 pm ET says that the earthquake has been rated at 7.7, but the tsunami warning downgraded to minor (1 inch.)

My prayers are with them.

[quote=CNN][Updated at 7:50 p.m.] The depth at which the earthquake struck has also been changed. The USGS has revised the depth to 19.3 miles. It was previously reported to be 28.6 miles.

it was 19 miles down so it could have been a lot worse, apparently the intital shaking lasted about three minuets


glance at the comments on the CNN link for a few laughs

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