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M 8.9 Earthquake and Tsunami (10.3 m) in Indonesia from 11 Apr 2012 08:38 UTC to 08:38
GDACS Event Report - Summary


This earthquake can have a high humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

  • Earthquake Magnitude: 8.6M
  • Depth: 22.9 Km
  • Event Date: 11 Apr 2012 08:38 UTC
  • Exposed Population: No people within 100km
  • Inserted at: 02 Feb 2017 13:09 UTC


The maximum Tsunami wave height is  10.3m in Melingge, Indonesia. This height is estimated for 11-Apr-2012 09:44:00.


Known identifiers for this event: usc000905e (neicid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 4476 | About casualties: 47 | Last hour: 0

Quake sends Indonesians fleeing from parliament
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:14:00 +0200   ChinaPost (en)

( - A moderate earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island Tuesday, U.S. seismologists said, sending people running in fear from Aceh province's parliament.

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Indonesia Earthquake: Life in Aceh after Earthquake Hits Island [SLIDESHOW]
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:18:00 +0200   ibtimes-cn (en)

A moderate earthquake of 5.1 magnitude struck off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island today but there were no reports of damage, the geophysics agency said.

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Indonesia’s Aceh Province Elects Ex-Rebel as Governor
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:45:00 +0200   thejakartaglobe (en)

Banda Aceh. Indonesia’s Aceh province Tuesday elected a former rebel as governor, who vowed to implement a “purer” form of sharia in what is the country’s only region to practice the Islamic law.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (2), JRC (124), (3), NEIC (5), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (2), WMO (2), USGS (2), INFORM (4), NOAA (1),

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