Monday, May 10, 2010

Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Rattles Western Indonesia

Another earthquake hit Indonesia Saturday. It was a 7.4 on the Richter Scale, although it was not as bad as the Chilean or Haitian one, it still did damage. Scientists discovered the earthquake was heading towards them, because of the 7.9 inch high tidal wave. A tidal wave is a great indicator of an earthquake. It still wasn't as bad as the one in 2004, which killed 230,000 people. As of now, no one has been reported dead or injured.

I'm glad no one was hurt because of this, I think it's terrible when people die because of a natural disaster. I also think it's really cool that we can detect earthquakes using the Earth itself. This can help make these assumptions more accurate. Although with the scientific results, you can detect these things earlier. I'm also very glad that it wasn't like the 2004 earthquake/tsunami. That wreaked devastation that was almost irreversible.

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