April 2010 Sumatra earthquake

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April 2010 Sumatra earthquake
Date April 6, 2010 (2010-04-06)
Origin time 22:15:02 UTC
Magnitude 7.8 Mw
Depth 31 kilometres (19 mi)
Epicenter 2°21′36″N 97°07′55″E / 2.36°N 97.132°E / 2.36; 97.132Coordinates: 2°21′36″N 97°07′55″E / 2.36°N 97.132°E / 2.36; 97.132[1]
Areas affected Indonesia
Max. intensity VIII[2]
Casualties 62 injuries

The April 2010 Sumatra earthquake was a 7.8 Mw earthquake[3] that occurred on April 7, 2010, at 5:15 AM local time (April 6, 2010, 22:15 UTC) near Banyak Islands, off the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. A tsunami watch was issued according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu[4] which was later canceled.[5] A 40 cm surge was reported in the Banyak Islands an hour after the quake, along with 62 injuries.[6] Power outages were reported throughout the province of North Sumatra[7] as well as in Aceh.[8][9] 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,[10] and 41 were injured in Teupah Selatan subdistrict. Some of the injured were treated at Simeulue general hospital in Sinabang.[11]

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