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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.