Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Indonesian quake strike-slip type - tsunami unlikely

Extract from news on the Indonesian earthquake.

Roger Musson, seismologist at the British geological survey who has studied Sumatra’s fault lines, says the temblor was a strike-slip quake, not a thrust quake. In a strike slip quake, the earth moves horizontally rather than vertically and doesn’t displace large volumes of water.

“When I first saw this was an 8.7 near Sumatra, I was fearing the worst,” he said, noting one of the initial reported magnitudes for the quake. “But as soon as I discovered what type of earthquake it was, then I felt a lot better.”


  1. Big q is india is ready to save his people for another sunami if come / no becuse indian goverment / indian politician are most of them are above 60 or 70 years of age they sleep more then they wake up same time indian media is busy with ipl and bollywood film and dance indian dance, nobody talk how india is ready to face this type of natural incident indian media make story . Talk / talk speaking / intervies / doing nothings/ indian goverment and indian policitian will do nothings -- for the comman man media will make money just speaking for thatiket ctionnu

  2. Thanks, KT for the updates !

    Oh make me LOL ! hahaha

  3. Ktemoc,
    Thanks for all your updates...very informative.
    Actually more useful than what many news sites were putting up

  4. Daddy teaches me to observe and learn.
    This post is touching.

  5. Thank God, no lives are lost.
    Back home, BERSIH 3 are twisted by Nazri and Hishammuddin again.

  6. Hi KT

    Thanks for the info. Not commenting on your blog.
    Monsterball and goons are using my name from the last posting to talk crap.
    Let their fingers do my talking.
    Ball is letting steam here. He's very decent in Rocky and Looney's blog. Scared. Very scared he's banish.

  7. Finish work, bathe and prayed.
    Who wants my itchy arse?

  8. 28 comments, down to 7.
    This is a real democratic blog.
    I am out.