MULTI MAJOR EARTHQUAKES ROCK INDONESIA
13 Sept 07.
Fresh earthquakes have hit the
Indonesian island of Sumatra, a day after the world's strongest tremor so far
this year, on Sept 12, caused extensive damage. At least nine people are known
to have died in the earthquakes. But the full scale of the impact has yet to
were repeatedly issued and lifted, as many people ran inland fearing a repeat of
the 2004 tsunami.
The largest tremor,
of magnitude 8.4, has been followed by one of 7.8 and another of 6.4.
14 Sept 07. Another
major quake, 6.9, struck today. It was the 5th major quake in three
DEADLY HISTORY OF EARTHQUAKES
16 Aug. 07,
Earthquakes have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in the last 100 years
and improvements in technology have only slightly reduced the death toll.
Read quake history from 1906 to 2007>