Still Threatens Mentawai Earthquake Strikes

A major earthquake with a strength of 7.7 on the Richter scale according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) or 7.2 SR BMKG version, happened last night in the Mentawai, precisely at 21:42 West Indonesia Time.Some time ago some experts say there are overlapping tectonic energy remaining in the Mentawai. If this energy is released, an earthquake with a strength of 8.8 on the Richter scale has the potential to occur.
What to do with the earthquake last night?
According to experts paleotsunami Research Center for Geotechnology Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Danny Hilman Natawidjaya, the source of the earthquake occurred last night at the north corner of the 8.4 magnitude earthquake that occurred in 2007.
"At the same time just south of 8.8 magnitude earthquake source [as predicted] that has not come out," said Danny to VIVAnews, Tuesday, October 26, 2010.
Danny said it's still doing an analysis of the earthquake that happened last night.
"Kinda hard to determine, whether an earthquake is a series of equilibrium re-earthquake 2007, or it could be the process of opening the next earthquake," he said.
"It's not closed the possibility of opening a large earthquake - this is not final."
Related Mentawai potentially major quakes, Danny disaster and the government called on officers more alert.
Meanwhile, "to society rather sensitive. One party must make more alert, on the other hand, hopefully not to panic," he added.
For information, earthquake LabEarth LIPI research team and Tim Prof. Kerry Sieh, who is now in Earth Obervatory of Singapore, NTU has begun to examine the sources of earthquakes in Sumatra since 1990.
From calculations of the team, earthquake 2007, only releasing not more than 1 / 3 the amount of energy accumulated tectonic stress in the Mentawai. In other words there are still about 2 / 3 more that are stored - which could trigger an earthquake magnitude 8.8 to 8.9 magnitude.

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