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Duration2004/02/16 At least five people have been killed on the Indonesian island of Sumatra after it was hit by an earthquake. The magnitude 5.6 quake struck near the town of Padangpanjang, about 1,000 km (625 miles) north-west of Jakarta.
Country or DistrictIndonesia

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  • OCHA Consolidated Situation Report No.168 2004/02/20
    According to the Health Department (DEPKES) on Friday (20 Feb.), the death toll remained at 4 persons (on 16 February, BMG Padang Panjang reported 5 people were dead), 11 persons were seriously injured and 2 others were with minor injuries.
    An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale killed at least five people and seriously injured seven others in Indonesia's West Sumatra Province on Monday night.
  • Yahoo asia News 2004/02/16
    An earthquake shook Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing five people and damaging 60 homes, officials said Tuesday
  • BBC News 2004/02/16
    Indonesia hit by earthquake
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