August 2009 Sumatra earthquake

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August 2009 Sumatra earthquake
August 2009 Sumatra earthquake is located in Sumatra Topography
August 2009 Sumatra earthquake
Date 16 August 2009 (2009-08-16)
Magnitude 6.7 Mw
Depth 44.8 kilometres (27.8 mi)
Epicenter 1°23′49″S 99°28′23″E / 1.397°S 99.473°E / -1.397; 99.473Coordinates: 1°23′49″S 99°28′23″E / 1.397°S 99.473°E / -1.397; 99.473
Areas affected Indonesia
Sumatra
Casualties 7 injured

The 2009 Sumatra earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 6.7 [1] on August 16, 2009 near Siberut, Mentawai Islands, Indonesia at 14:38 (local time), (07:38 UTC) injuring at least seven people. The earthquake was felt strongly in Padang.[2] The epicentre of the quake was located 43 kilometres (27 mi) southeast of Siberut Island off western Sumatra.

Casualties and damage[edit]

There were no reports of casualties or damage on Siberut Island, but an escalator collapsed at a mall in Padang, injuring five people. Two others were hurt when the fences of their homes gave way.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Magnitude 6.7 - KEPULAUAN MENTAWAI REGION, INDONESIA
  2. ^ "France24.com". Archived from the original on 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-16.