3VIDEOS: TSUNAMI EARTHQUAKE IN INDONESIA FELT IN MALAYSIA
Joe Lim from PENANG.MALAYSIA says: The moment EARTHQUAKE SHOOK PENANG AT 1643 HOURS 11 APRIL 2012. It lasted about 20 seconds, long enough to last a lifetime. I recorded the footage while I was at my construction site at the 5th Floor, Jalan Tanjong Tokong Penang at around 4 45 pm.
I noticed the steel material stored nearby was rattling.. I captured the entire footage with my cell phone. I felt the floor moving from side to side. Then my workers abandoned their tools and all rushed down the stairwell. You can hear my voice "JANGAN LARI' meaning 'don't run'. I bolted too. You can see my cell phone shooting wildly!!! I was shaken!! While i was sending this footage, another after shock took place.... it lasted for 5-8 seconds. Now would another tsunami strike PENANG????. I prayed it would not.
Earthquake tremor was felt in Malaysia following A massive earthquake *4 earthquakes (two large quakes and two small quakes all in one day) * which struck off thecoast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon.
The residents of Permai Ria apartments in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia had to run for their safety upon feeling the earthquake tremor around 4pm today following A massive earthquake *4 earthquakes (two large quakes and two small quakes all in one day) * which struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon,triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, During an interview, residents said the tremors took place for about 10mins
Officials have called on coastal residents in some low-lying areas in the region to seek higher ground.:(
tremorIndonesia issues tsunami warning after 8.7 earthquake
Jakarta: Indonesia issued a tsunami warning Wednesday after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.7 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province. People on Twitter said tremors were felt in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India. High-rise apartments and offices on Malaysia's west coast shook for at least a minute.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said a tsunami watch was in effect for Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Maldives and other Indian Ocean islands, Malaysia, Pakistan, Somalia, Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Kenya, South Africa and Singapore.
4 earthquakes two large quakes and two small quakes all in one day :( No deaths reported sha A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami watch for the Indian Ocean, which was later canceled. The quake struck about 434 kilometers (270 miles) southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, and had a magnitude of 8.6, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It took place at a depth of 23 kilometers (14 miles). There was also a series of smaller quakes off the west coast of northern Sumatra with magnitudes between 5.1 and 5.4.
The first quake took place at 2:38 p.m. local time (4:38 a.m. ET).
Epicenter of earthquake off the coast of northern Sumatra
It appears to have involved a horizontal movement rather than a vertical movement, so it is less likely that it will generate a tsunami, Gibson said.
He also said that the tremor took place a long way offshore and was therefore unlikely to have caused much damage.
Still, officials called on coastal residents in some low-lying areas in the region to seek higher ground...