7.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Padang

Unremitting disaster befall this country, it is now the turn of Padang which was devastated by a magnitude 7.6 SR, Wednesday, 30/09/2009, at 17:16 pm.

The quake is located at 0.84 LS-99.65 BT or 57 km in waters southwest of Pariaman, West Sumatra, at a depth of 71 km.

Chinatown in Padang was recorded as the area most severely hit by an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. All buildings in the area to the ground. The reason is that the Chinese position is in the village near the quake’s epicenter.

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Meanwhile 80% of the buildings collapsed in Padang Pariaman. And due to the earthquake led to the demise of The power to the desert city.

At 17:38 pm (Wednesday, 30/09/2009) aftershocks with the strength of 6.2 magnitude at a depth of 100 km.

The quake was also felt in several other areas such as Bengkulu in Sumatra, Medan, Pekanbaru, Aceh, Batam, even to neighboring countries such as Malaysia and Singapore.

Around 22:00 pm based on information from Wapres Jusuf Kalla reported 75 people died and based on information from the spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency, Priyadi Kardono, that the deceased had reached 200 people and more were possible. So far there is still no complete data on the list of names of victims, both who died or were injured by the earthquake.

Morning (10/01/2009) is scheduled to be dispatched as many as 92 people from the Ministry of Health and 32 doctors of PMI from Halim Perdanakusumah airport. And 25 medical personnel have also been dispatched from Medan and 27 of Palembang by land. In addition to medical personnel, this morning MOH also will fly 2 tons of medicine to be taken by the two aircraft (Hercules).

The earthquake that struck Padang to force 7, 6 SR no potential tsunami, as expressed by Head of Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, R Sukhyar.

At a depth of 71 km of the earthquake was not strong enough to cause a tsunami. In the event of aftershocks, usually smaller powers “ , he said

According Sukhyar, the quake occurred as a result of the meeting or the Indian Ocean tectonic plate subduction beneath the Asian plate in the west coast of Sumatra.

New information :

  1. Jambi Bengkulu was rocked by a magnitude 7 SR at 8:52 pm (Thursday, 01/10/2009). The epicenter was located at 46 km southeast of Jambi Full River, 54 km northeast Mukomuko of Bengkulu, 86 km southwest Bangko Jambi, 101 km northwest Muara Anam 121 km west of Bengkulu and Jambi the data Muarabungo with a depth of 10 km and no potential tsunami.
  2. An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale (SR) occur at 76 kilometers Northeast Melonguane of North Sulawesi (Sulawesi), Thursday at 8:31 pm. According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG), the earthquake was located at 4.11 degrees northern latitude-127.35 east longitude, and depth of 20 kilometers. The epicenter was also located at 216 kilometers Northeast of North Sulawesi Tahuna, 370 kilometers northwest of Ternate-North Maluku, 380 kilometers Northeast Bitung-North Sulawesi, and 403 km Northeast Manado, North Sulawesi.