Indonesia

Indonesia: Earthquake Aug 1984 UNDRO Information Report 1

Format
Situation Report
Source
Posted
Originally published
UNDRO 84/1811

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH SUMATRA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
30 AUGUST 1984

1. EARTHQUAKE WITH INTENSITY 5.2 RICHTER SCALE STRUCK PAHAE JAE SUB-DISTRICT, NORTH SUMATRA, 377 KILOMETRES FROM MEDAN AT 13.41 LOCAL TIME 27 AUGUST. EPICENTRUM: 1.3 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE, 98.0 DEGREES EAST LONGITUDE. MOST POWERFUL TREMORS IN NIAS AND SIBOLGA, WEST COAST OF INDIAN OCEAN.

2. MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE INJURED. SO FAR NO DEATHS REPORTED. UP TO FOUR HUNDRED BUILDINGS REPORTED DESTROYED.

3. PEOPLE OF PAHAE JAE SUB-DISTRICT EVACUATED AND ACCOMMODATED IN TENTS PROVIDED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

4. GOVERNMENT HAS NOT REQUESTED INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +