Indonesia: Earthquakes - Apr 2010

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On 7 April 2010, an earthquake registering at magnitude 7.2 on the Richter Scale struck off 75 kilometers South East of Sinabang, Simeulue Island, Naggroe Aceh Darussalam Province, 34 km under the sea level. Tsunami warning was issued and then called off at 07:03 with no report of tsunami occurrence. (WHO, 7 Apr 2010)

The earthquake damaged at least 1,005 houses in Simeulue and Aceh Singkil regencies according to Antara news agency. (Jakarta Post, 10 Apr 2010)

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