Tag Archives: Sumatra

Major Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least 14 in Indonesia – NYTimes.com

February 1, 2014 – Mount Sinabung Erupts Killing at Least 14:  An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleashed a major eruption on Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after the authorities allowed thousands of villagers who … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung Erupts & Displaces Tens of Thosands, Causing Millions of Dollars in Damage.

January 26, 2014 – Indonesian Volcano Drives Refugee Crisis: Months of eruptions from a mountain in Sumatra displace tens of thousands and cause millions of dollars in damage: Pictured above, villagers ran on ash as The Mount Sinabung Volcano erupted … Continue reading

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At Least 29 Dead and 1,500 Houses and Buildings Damaged in 6.1 Magnitude Indonesian Earthquake.

July 6, 2013 – At Least 29 Dead and 1,500 Houses and Buildings Damaged in 6.1 Magnitude Indonesian Earthquake: Pictured above, rescuers search for victims after an earthquake in Ketol, Central Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 2, 2013. The magnitude-6.1 quake … Continue reading

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Earthquake Energy Release Comparison.

March 18, 2013 – Earthquake (EQ) Energy Release Comparison: The graph above depicts the relative energy released by earthquakes of various magnitudes. The Richter Magnitude (M) Earthquake Scale is exponential. Something is said to increase exponentially if its rate of … Continue reading

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The “Ring of Fire” Earthquake Map.

February 18, 2013 – The Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire: The “Ring of Fire” earthquake map is shown above. Over 80% of the worlds major earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis occur on the Ring of Fire. Subduction fault zones are also shown. These … Continue reading

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Tsunami Top 20 Death Toll by Event, Over 3,422 Years.

January 25, 2013 – Tsunami Top 20 Death Toll: The tsunami parameters were downloaded from the NOAA database and include the 3,422 years from 1410 B.C. to April 30, 2012. The graph, above, reflects the top 20 tsunamis, in terms … Continue reading

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When and Where Will the Next Mega-Volcano Strike?

January 23, 2013 – Remembering the Mighty: Pictured above, Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from the volcano in Eyjafjallajokul. Smoke billows from an erupting volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier on April 14, 2010 near the Icelandic capital, … Continue reading

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Earthquakes are like snowflakes – no two are exactly the same.

January 11, 2013 – Earthquakes are like Snowflakes; no two are the same: The graphs above reflect a large database of earthquakes, greater than or equal to 6.0 magnitude, for Indonesia and Japan. There are more quakes in the Indonesia … Continue reading

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70 Million Years of Pacific Plate Movement!

July 28, 2012 – 70 Million Years of Pacific Plate Movement: The map above shows significant volcanoes over the last 3,500 years, in and around the Pacific Ocean. Almost all noteworthy volcanoes and earthquakes occur along Convergent plate boundaries (see … Continue reading

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A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck off the Coast of Java, Indonesia.

August 22, 2011 – A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck off the Coast of Java, Indonesia: This earthquake struck at 3:12AM at the epicenter on August 23rd, because of the International Dateline. It was 191 miles west of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. … Continue reading

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