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13 Jan 2011 description

Introduction

Six years ago, the deadliest tsunami in recorded history swept through coastal areas of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, India and nine other Indian Ocean countries.

15 Jun 2005 description

This report is based on information provided by the UNESCO Office, Jakarta, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG), SATKORLAK PBP West Sumatra, Siberut Selatan and Siberut Utara Sub-District, UNESCO Siberut Team, Siberut National Park, Yayasan Citra Mandiri and MUSPIKA Siberut Selatan and Siberut Utara.

15 Apr 2005 description

Crewmembers work closely with civilian groups to provide medical aid

By Merle D.

15 Apr 2005 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 02/2005) is being issued for information only.

11 Apr 2005 description

Overview

An earthquake measuring at 6.7 on Richter scale followed by 5 aftershocks hit West Sumatra on 10 April, at 17.29 local time. The epicentre was in the Indian Ocean, 105 km southwest of Padang city, with a depth of 33 km. The affected areas include Padang city, Padang Pariaman, West Pasaman, Mentawai and South Coast areas. No report on casualties and significant damages, but the quakes caused SOME panic.

11 Apr 2005 description


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 01/2005) is being issued for information only. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

10 Apr 2005 description

A strong earthquake occurred at 10:29:13 (UTC) on Sunday, April 10, 2005. The magnitude 6.8 event has been located in the KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)
Magnitude: 6.8

Date-Time:

Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 10:29:13 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time
Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 5:29:13 PM = local time at epicenter

Location: 1.618=B0S, 99.563=B0E

Depth: 30 km (18.6 miles) set by location program

Region: KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA

Distances:

115 km (70 miles) SW of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia

10 Apr 2005 description

PADANG, Indonesia, April 10 (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 rattled parts of Indonesia on Sunday, sending people in this city on Sumatra island rushing out of their homes and heading toward high ground in fear of a possible tsunami.

An official said there were reports of houses flattened elsewhere on Sumatra, but as of three hours after the quake hit there were no reports of any casualties.

Jakarta-based meteorological analyst Wijayanto also told Reuters "there are no tsunami reports, so residents can return home, but they must still be careful of aftershocks".

10 Apr 2005 description

Jakarta, Indonesia-Relief -- Strong earthquake hit Mentawai Island, in Indian Ocean, west of Sumatra, on Sunday. The earthquaek create mass panics in Padang, capital city of West Sumatra province and Pekan Baru, capital city of Riau province, as reported by Metro TV. No report availabe from Mentawai Island, the epicenter, yet.