Moderate quake rocks Indonesia and Malaysia

September 29th, 2008 - 10:58 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in IndonesiaAn earthquake of moderate intensity, measuring 4.8 richter shook Indonesia and Malaysia.

The earthquake occured on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 22:43:52 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time ) and Monday, September 29, 2008 at 05:43:52 AM at epicentert local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 310 km (195 miles) WSW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia,320 km (200 miles) SSE of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia,635 km (395 miles) W of KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia,1545 km (960 miles) NW of JAKARTA, Java, Indonesia.

Earlier, there was an earthquake in Indonesia on February 20 2008 with the magnitude of 7.6 at the island of Aceh , west of Sumatra island, is home to around 75,000 people. The powerful quake killed three people and injured 25.

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