May 9th, 2010
02:32 AM ET

Indonesia quake triggers tsunami watch

A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday, triggering a tsunami watch, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake, with a depth of 28 miles (45 kilometers), struck about 140 miles (226 kilometers) southeast from Banda Aceh, the USGS said.

No immediate information on damages was available.


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  1. Faisal

    That "gravitational pull" you speak if is death itself. People will fear it and submit to Satan in error, loving themselves more than God. I'm sorry, but that is just the way it is. and I would not be surprised if they delete this comment

    May 9, 2010 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Frenchy

    We did feel it here in Phuket......... around 1.00pm, we looked at each others and ask ourselves what it was. Well, scary to know later that it's been an earthquake in Indonesia.
    So far no tsunami warning here, but it start to be a bit too much since last year..almost every 2 month we have a tsunami watch (or warning). Our earth is going nut...... but like thai people says here..." It's only our fault, and there is a reason to those event. No points to get scared, things will happend anyuway" .....well.....

    May 9, 2010 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. lou percival

    the fury of Mother Nature, has no boundries,

    May 9, 2010 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. bw2004

    the earth waxes old like a garment according to gods plan for be of good cheer for god loved you so much that why we were yet sinners he sent his son to save us for we all have gone astray but with god all thing are possible and foretold to pour out his spirit on all flesh in the last days if you havent believed or dont think about god in this ask him to reveal himself and to help and im sure any who do will find him hes never far away from us

    May 9, 2010 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. John

    With due respect; God is not at fault here. When Adam and Eve (If you believe such things based on biblical account)....when they sinned, God not only kicked them out of the garden but he gave them something called "free-will" and a conscience to offset free-will. IN other words He gave them the ability to chose, to make their own way. He never forced anything on them. They could decide to obey God and act according to His commandments, or Not obey God and go their own direction. All of this has NOTHING to do with God being mean, nor does it have anything to do with Tornadoes in Tenn, huricanes in the Gulf, or oil spills in the Ocean. The earth began dying the first day Adam and Eve walked out of the Garden due to their Sin. Many people call God mean, it's easy to blame Him for every bad thing BUT...without Free-Will, the earth would not age, we would not have life as we know it; we would be like robots, cyborgs, people who never were able to decide for ourselves, we would be different creatures. Bad things happen, people that survive and the relatives that are living can heal, learn from disaster and strengthen their own lives through affliction, this is better I think.

    May 9, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  6. John

    like Adam and Eve before their fall by eating the fruit from the tree of life. We would never age, never tire and never go hungry. We would be perfect in every way, women would not have pain in childbirth, ect....The flip side is that now, we must take the weeds out of our garden BUT we get to choose what kind of plants we place in it. We must go through Childbirth pain but we get to chose the manner in which we have the baby and get to pick the name, paint the room and choose the toys for the newborn, so much more that we get to do because of Free-Will, it's AWESOME!

    May 9, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mood Hamlet

    I felt it at my 11th floor condo at Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. It's quite seldom people in Kuala Lumpur feel the shaky!

    May 9, 2010 at 4:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. sunilmnr

    i dnt want remember again 2006 dec26th ".black day".we cant suffer again.god save us

    May 9, 2010 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ian

    The greatest right is; of course, to live in Freedom as an American, yet there are many Natural Rights within that scope really granted by a government won through the service of the Revolutionary-Era soldier and kept in place by others service around the world.

    The Locke concept might be balanced by the Moral Relavatism and Kantian theories, but it's value is unprecedented in that the very real outcome is people's initial understanding that they can balance the rights of an individual against the backdrop of representative government and questionable standpoints of other vested interests. This understanding can be both attributed to what is logical and constantly requires our input on an ongoing basis; as well.

    May 10, 2010 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. Faisal

    wut ?

    May 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ansa greene

    I have been watching the earthquake watch web site for some years now. There are more earthquakes than previous years. I have been seeing quakes in areas that have not had any reported before. Also there are some that show on the website and are then removed. Is this to stifle the fear that could spread if it were acknowledge that there are more and more quakes?

    May 12, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. elaysia

    it was the wrost

    May 13, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  13. elaysia

    cant belive that big stuff

    May 13, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
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