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Earthquake in Sinabang, Simeulue Island, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD), Republic of Indonesia: Emergency Situation Report (ESR -1)

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HIGH LIGHTS

- 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.

- The quake struck at 05:15 am, at least 5 aftershocks at the scale of 5 RS or higher reported by BMKG from 05:25 until 06:35 am, 10 - 28 km under the sea level.

- Tsunami warning was issued and then called off at 07:03 with no report of tsunami occurrence.

- People in Banda Aceh panicked and ran out to the streets

- 3 persons with major injuries, 9 persons with minor injuries, no IDPs reported by Crisis Center, MOH.

- 9 damaged health facilities recorded: 2 Puskesmas with moderate damage, 6 Puskesmas with light damage, and 1 Hospital with light damage reported by Crisis Center, MOH.

- WHO Field Office Banda Aceh reported that electricity was cut off and communication line was affected.

- Quake was felt up to Medan and Nias, North Sumatra

- Rapid Health Assessment team from NAD Provincial Health Office has been deployed to Sinabang

- MOH, Regional Crisis Center of North Sumatra, NAD Provincial Health Office and Smeulue District Health Office in close collaboration with WHO Indonesia and Banda Aceh Field Office, send health teams and provided integrated Emergency Health Services according to Standard Operating Procedures.