Very strong earthquake causes 1 death in Indonesia (Sumatra, Simeulue island)

Earthquake overview : The epicenter of the earthquake was in a bay at the eastern part of the island of Simeulue, an island district of Sumatra. Simeulue is the closest island to the mega subduction fault line who was responsible for a number of cruel earthquakes and tsunamis the last 15 … [Read more...]

Strong shallow earthquake below Simeulue, Sumatra, Indonesia

FINAL UPDATE 17/01 - 00:30 UTC : We traced some reports of power outages and general panic (people fleeing for the hills as they always fear for a tsunami which could follow a strong earthquake). Some people were so scared that they stayed on the porch of their houses for several hours to be ready … [Read more...]