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Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
(New York, 13 September 2007):

A series of earthquakes struck Indonesia today, following an initial 8.4 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra the previous evening. The United Nations (UN) responded by sending a nine-person assessment team from Aceh to Bengkulu province, which arrived in the area at noon. Both Wednesday's and Thursday's earthquakes generated aftershocks and tsunami alerts that were subsequently called off, although a wave of up to nine feet was reported to have struck Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province, about 20 minutes after the initial quake.

In Bengkulu, the UN assessment team met the Vice-Governor and several Government officials, and also conducted assessments at a local hospital, before relaying their findings to the UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Country Team, based in Jakarta. After reviewing those findings, the UN Country Team conclud…
Bengkulu Earthquakes 13/14 September 2007

The Indonesian Red Cross - Palang Merah - is already active in the affected areas and donations can be made to their bank account:
Bank Mandiri
Cabang Wisma Baja
(Swift Code: B E I I I D J A)
a/c 070.00001.160.17
a/n Palang Merah Indonesia

The Latest Indonesian Earthquake: West Sumatra

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The quake struck late in the morning, at 1049 local time (0349 GMT), while many people were at work or school killing at least 70 people and injuring hundreds.

The magnitude 6.3 quake struck on Sumatra island and was felt as far away as neighboring Malaysia and Singapore, where some tall buildings were evacuated. It was followed by several strong aftershocks.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor struck 20 miles below Solok. It was followed by several strong aftershocks, one measuring 6.0.

Tuesday’s quake was about 660 miles west of the country’s capital Jakarta.


Pre-Disaster Landsat over the Earthquake-Affected Areas Near Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
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Elevation over the Earthquake-Affected Areas Surrounding Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia
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