Sunday, January 4, 2009

Earthquake in West Papua

Today, 4th January 2009, the earthquake occurred in Manokwari, West Papua. Meteorological and Geophysical Agency (BMG) recorded strength 7.2 Richter Scale (SR). While the USGS (United States Geological Survey) recorded earthquake was 7.6 Magnitude strength.

News from site of USGS, the earthquake recorded at 04:43:54 WIT or 02:43:54 WIB. USGS earthquake center was a little bit different with BMG, the LS 0510, 132,783 BT. Coordinates earthquake center is based BMG 0:42 LS - 132.93 BT.

The located in an earthquake in the sea, near the North Coast of Papua. This earthquake center around 150 KMs from the City of Manokwari or 170 KMs from the City of Sorong. Therefore, the earthquake is the vibration felt by residents in Manokwari.

Teh result of this earthquake, residents in Manokwari jump out of the house when the earthquake happened. Until at 06.10 WIT, Manokwari residents are still outside the home. A number of buildings in Manokwari, including the Hotel Mulia cracked.