Thursday, October 15, 2009

Indonesia Quakes Pass 1,000



The number of deaths in the quake that hit West Sumatra on Wednesday (September 30, 2009), recorded until 20.00 pm local time on Tuesday (October 13), has reached 1,1115 people based on the latest official reports. Most victims were found in Padang Pariaman regency amounting to 675 people and city of Padang amounting 313 peole, data obtained from the Command Post of the Coordination Unit for Disaster Control showed here Saturday. The 7.6-magnitude quake struck at 17.16 local time (10.16 GMT) on Wednesday (September 30,2009), some 85 km (55 miles) under the sea, north-west of Padang (the capital of West Sumatra province), the US Geological Survey said. The earthquake brought down hospitals, schools and shopping malls, cut power lines and triggered landslides.

The following are details of victims and damages
· Dead victims: 1,115 people
· Traumatized victims: 1,214 people
· Lightly wounded: 1,688 people
· Missing citizens: 1 person
· Serious damaged houses: 135,299 units
· Moderate damaged houses: 65,306 units
· Lightly damaged houses: 78,591 units

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