Babi Island (Aceh)

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Babi
Geography
Location South East Asia
Coordinates 2°05′00″N 96°39′00″E / 2.083333°N 96.65°E / 2.083333; 96.65
Country
Indonesia

Babi Island (Indonesian: Pulau Babi); literally meaning Pig Island) is an island located in Aceh, Indonesia.

Overview[edit]

Babi Island is located off the coast of Sumatra, not far from the Banyak Islands and Lasia Island[1] and between Bangkuru and Simeulue Islands.[2] It is uninhabited.[3] It is administratively part of Simeulue Regency, Aceh.[4]

History[edit]

Babi was affected by the 2005 Sumatra earthquake. According to United States Geological Survey researchers, the tsunami caused by the earthquake went 200 metres (660 ft) inland. They also reported that the earthquake caused 80 centimetres (31 in) of uplift, which dried the mangrove swamp on the island.[2]

Babi was "almost on top" of the epicentre of the 26 January 2011 Simeulue earthquake. The earthquake, measuring a 6.1 on the Richter scale, did not cause a tsunami.[1]

It is used as a nature tourism site, which covers a total area of 10 hectares (0.10 km2). [4]

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