Indonesia : Earthquake : 2007/03/06
|Country or District||Indonesia|
|Outline||A strong earthquake followed by an almost equally strong aftershock rocked Sumatra in western Indonesia on Tuesday, 6 March 2007, killing at least 30 people.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2007/03/07|
|Dead 73, Injured 194|
|OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2007/03/06|
|Dead 69, Injured 76|
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2007/03/06
A 6.3 Magnitude earthquake, struck West Sumatra Province, on Tuesday, 6 March 2007, at 10:49 hours local time affecting Tanah Datar, Solok, Padang Pariaman, and Padang Panjang districts. The epicentre was located approximately 16 kilometres southwest of Batusangkar in Tanah Datar District. The most affected area is Solok, some 96 km northeast of Padang, the capital city of West Sumatera.
OCHA Situation Report No. 2 2007/03/07
Search and rescue efforts are ongoing in the affected areas following the Richter Scale 6.3 (USGS) earthquake that hit Indonesia's West Sumatra province on 6 March. The power supply, telecommunication network and roads in some affected areas remain disrupted. Many people have fled their homes, fearing aftershocks.
CNN News 2007/03/08
The death toll from the strong earthquake and aftershock that struck Sumatra climbed to 73 on March 8, according to disaster officials there. Another 194 people were injured, according to the Disaster Coordinating Center in west Sumatra.
Reuters AlerNet 2007/03/06
Two strong earthquakes hit Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people and sending emergency operations into full swing to deal with dozens of injured.
BBC News 2007/03/06
The US Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.3, and was centred near the town of Padang. There are fears the death toll may be higher, and one official told the BBC that 59 people had been killed.
CNN News 2007/03/06
A strong earthquake followed by an almost equally strong aftershock rocked Sumatra in western Indonesia on Tuesday, 6 March 2007, killing at least 30 people, a local disaster coordination official said.
Geographycal Data Information
University of Texas: Perry-Castaneda Library
Map Collection of Indonesia
UNOSAT Satellite Imagery for all
Topographic Map of the affected area
USGS National Earthquake Information Center
Latest Earthquake Information Magnitude 6.3
[ERI Emergency Relief Information]
The Jakarta Post 2007/03/08
Foreign aid, earthquake condolences pour in