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Indonesia: Earthquake: 2016/03/02 Country Information on DRR

Period 2016/03/02
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Earthquake
Outline A powerful and shallow earthquake struck Wednesday off Indonesia's Sumatra island, sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes and tsunamis in the past.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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AFP 2015/03/02
Local authorities initially issued a tsunami warning but lifted it several hours later, and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The 7.8 magnitude undersea quake struck at a depth of 24 kilometres (15 miles) at about 6:50 pm (1250 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.