Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll on Sumatra Nears 100

Indonesia's earthquake death toll has nearly doubled to 97, the military said, as more bodies were pulled from the rubble of scores of shattered buildings after the powerful 6.5-magnitude quake struck Sumatra island on Wednesday.


The shallow quake struck Pidie Jaya district in Aceh province at dawn as many in the mainly Muslim region on Sumatra island were preparing for morning prayers, reported Agence France-Presse.

The death toll steadily climbed as rescue crews searched, often by hand, through the homes, mosques and shops reduced to ruins.
 [newz.gr]
  • Magnitude Mw 6.5
Region NORTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Date time 2016-12-06 22:03:33.6 UTC
Location 5.35 N ; 96.12 E
Depth 10 km
Distances:
344 km NW of Medan, Indonesia / pop: 1,751,000 / local time: 05:03:33.6 2016-12-07
91 km E of Banda Aceh, Indonesia / pop: 251,000 / local time: 05:03:33.6 2016-12-07
18 km E of Sigli, Indonesia / pop: 17,600 / local time: 05:03:33.6 2016-12-07
 emsc-csem.org
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