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Indonesia: Earthquake: 2012/04/11 Country Information on DRR

Period 2012/04/11
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Earthquake
Outline M8.6 earthquake struck off Indonesia's westernmost province Aceh on 11 April 2012. Indonesia issued a tsunami alert.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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WHO 2012/04/19
Centre for Health Crisis MOH reported the death of 8 persons, hospitalization of 6 patients with major injuries; 101persons were treated at the outpatient clinics from minor injuries. The damage of health facilities were 39.

National Disaster Management Agency 2012/04/13
Based on reports, in Simuelue (12/4) there is no damage and casualties.

Reuters AlertNet 2012/04/12
Five people were killed and a child was critically injured when a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northern Indonesia on Wednesday, the country\'s disaster mitigation agency said on Thursday (12 April 2012).

CNN 2012/04/11
Four people were slightly injured on Simeulue Island, off the coast of Aceh, the National Disaster Management Agency said on 11 April.

Jakarta Post 2012/04/11
The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) says small tsunamis reaching up to 80 centimeters high have hit Meulaboh and Sabang in Aceh. The agency has extended the tsunami warning for another two hours since the latest aftershock, of a magnitude of 8.1 (8.2 by USGS), struck at 5:43 p.m.

Reuters 2012/04/11
A tsunami warning was issued for the whole Indian Ocean.

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OCHA 2012/04/12
Indian Ocean: Areas evacuated from the 11 April earthquake and tsunami warnings


USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude: 8.6 Date-Time: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 08:38:37 UTC; Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 02:38:37 PM at epicenter Location: 2.311°N, 93.063°E Depth: 22.9 km (14.2 miles) Region: OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA