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.)
washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/06/AR2010040603259.html?nav=rss_email/components

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

news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/06/usgs-earthquake-strikes-northern-sumatra/?hpt=T2

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

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