April 2010 Sumatra earthquake

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April 2010 Sumatra earthquake
UTC time2010-04-06 22:15:01
ISC event600296664
Local dateApril 7, 2010 (2010-04-07)
Local time05:15 (WIB (Indonesia Western Standard Time))
Magnitude7.8 Mw
Depth31 km (19 mi)
Epicenter2°23′N 97°03′E / 2.38°N 97.05°E / 2.38; 97.05Coordinates: 2°23′N 97°03′E / 2.38°N 97.05°E / 2.38; 97.05
Areas affectedIndonesia
Max. intensityVIII (Severe)
Casualties62 injured

The April 2010 Sumatra earthquake occurred on April 7 at 5:15 AM local time with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The shock occurred near Banyak Islands, off the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. A tsunami watch was issued according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu[1] which was later canceled.[2] A 40 cm surge was reported in the Banyak Islands an hour after the quake, along with 62 injuries.[3] Power outages were reported throughout the province of North Sumatra[4] as well as in Aceh.[5][6] This quake is one of the sequence of large earthquakes along the Sunda megathrust in 2000s.

In Simeulue Regency, 21 were hospitalized in Gunung Putih, Teluk Dalam subdistrict,[7] and 41 were injured in Teupah Selatan subdistrict. Some of the injured were treated at Simeulue general hospital in Sinabang.[8]

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