Powerful earthquake rocks Indonesian capital

August 8, 2007 20:45


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia's capital early Thursday, rattling tall buildings and panicking residents, the US Geological Survey and witnesses said. The temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck 291 kilometers (180 miles) beneath the sea, the agency said. Residents said tall buildings and single story homes in the capital, 110 kilometers (66 miles) from the epicenter, were shaking violently. Because of the earthquake's depth, there was little risk of a tsunami, said Victor Sardina, of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in the US state of Hawaii. He added it could produce a huge amount of structural damage because of its power.

Related Content

France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their fourth goal with teammates, July 15, 2018
July 15, 2018
France overpowers Croatia to win World Cup