Seism registered at 7.8 on Richter scale could cause tsunami
02 of March 2016 09:57:51
YAKARTA, Indonesia – An earthquake registered at 7.8 on the Richter scale in the southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia on Wednesday, which led the governments of Indonesia, Australia and Chile to declare a tsunami alert.[caption id="attachment_3200" align="alignleft" width="300"] Map of Indonesia. Photo: Wikipedia[/caption]The earthquake occurred at 7:49 p.m. local time. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was 804 kilometers southwest of Pariaman, Indonesia and was 24 kilometers deep. The USGS reported that at first the earthquake registered at 7.9 on the Richter scale.There have not been reports of injuries or deaths, but there is still possible danger of a tsunami.