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Indian Ocean buckled earth's crust is 10 meters

The 2004 tsunami in South East Asia is considered one of the worst natural disasters in history. Photo: Reuters

Earthquake December 26, 2004, with the epicenter in the Indian Ocean near the Indonesian island of Sumatra and the ensuing huge tsunami caused the death of more than 155 thousand people. And not only in Indonesia but also in the whole of Southeast Asia and even in Africa.

The tsunami in Southeast Asia, virtually all experts consider to be one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history. Caused him underwater earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale —

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The number of victims of the earthquake in Indonesia is growing

July 7, 2013. Last Tuesday, in the province of Aceh, which occupies the northern tip of Sumatra, was earthquake of magnitude 6.2. The death toll has reached 35 people, eight are still missing. 276 people received injuries of varying severity.

According to the National Office of Disaster Management (BNPB), in the district Benermeriah seriously affected 537 homes. Another 252 buildings were slightly damaged. In the district of Central Aceh destroyed 1,368 homes, has 2,135 buildings suffered minor damage, says "Jakarta Post".

Several thousand residents of the mentioned districts are forced to live in tents and temporary shelters. Organized

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Seven-point earthquake in Sumatra

Seven-point earthquake in Sumatra Natural Disasters

According to the U.S. Geological Survey Center (USGS) earthquake measuring 7.3 points occurred near the north coast. Sumatra, Indonesia, at 18:37:01 UTC. The epicenter was 29.1 km depth located in 423 km south-west of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, 537 km south-west of Lhokseumawe, Sumatra, and 951 km west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) recorded the same force of the earthquake, but indicates the depth of 10 km. Indonesian sources say the strength at 7.6 points. The details of the incident and the possible destruction is not reported.

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Thailand is suffering from fires in Indonesia

Thailand is suffering from fires in Indonesia Facts

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra fires continue to rage, the smoke of which delivers a lot of difficulties to neighboring states, particularly Thailand. Its southern province of Trang could forcibly plunged into the fire. For the current season is the second wave of smoke, forcing the Thais living in cramped conditions.

Smoke from fires in Sumatra. According to experts, the current smokescreen covers all 10 districts of the province and significantly compacted compared to previous days. Smoke over Thailand worsens visibility on the roads, which increases the risk of

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02.06.12.V Indonesia killing elephants

Animals

2.06.12.Chetyre rare elephant died of poisoning on the island of Sumatra, a spokesman for the local forestry.

According to the official, the three dead elephants were found in palm plantation in the province of Aceh, and the fourth — in a national park in the province of Riau.

Elephants from Sumatra are on the verge of extinction: in the wild they have less than 3 thousand. According to Indonesian environmentalists, animals die because people need new areas for plantations.

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Near Sumatra earthquake

Earthquake

7.01.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude 5.7 occurred today south of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, according to ITAR-TASS. According to the Australian National Seismological Service, the epicenter of the quake was at a depth of 1 km. They were clearly felt in a radius of 339 km.

Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet. Experts estimate that a tsunami is unlikely. A similar earthquake in the South Pacific, on the last day of 2010.

Indonesian (Malay) archipelago consists of more than 18,000 islands stretching along the equator at 6500 miles. The world's largest island country surrounded by the

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6.2 earthquake in Sumatra

Earthquake

BAKU, May 29 — 1NEWS.AZ. 6.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on Saturday off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, according to Xinhua news agency citing the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency.

1news.az reports with reference to RIA Novosti, the threat of a tsunami there.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, the tremors occurred Sunday at 00.07 local time (21.07 MSK Saturday). The epicenter of the earthquake was 212 kilometers south-west of the city of Bandar Lampung. Hearth lies at a depth 3.6 km.

Data about victims, damage were reported.

Indonesia is the most seismically active area of

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5.0 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in Indonesia

Earthquake

MOSCOW, May 28 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred on Saturday off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tremors occurred in 04.01 local time (01.01 MSK). The epicenter was located 390 kilometers south-west of Bengkulu. Hearth lies at a depth 34.9 kilometers.

No casualties, destruction and the threat of a tsunami is not reported.

Indonesia is the most seismically active area of the planet and is part of the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire" (powerful tectonic fault). In this part of the world are the most active tectonic

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Three earthquakes occurred at night in Indonesia

Earthquake

JAKARTA, June 14 — RIA Novosti, Mikhail Tsyganov. Three earthquakes of magnitude of 5.5 to 6.9 magnitude on the use in Indonesia Richter scale occurred at night in the western and eastern parts of the world's largest archipelago, Indonesia, RIA Novosti reported at the National Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (NUMKG).

The epicenter of the most powerful quake off the coast of the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi, 178 kilometers south-east of the city Tajuña Sangihe islands off the north-eastern tip of the island of Sulawesi. Its center was located at a depth of ten kilometers in the Molucca Sea.

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5.3 quake off Sumatra

Earthquake

23.01.11.Zemletryasenie magnitude 5.3 occurred on Sunday off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.

 

Earthquakes have been recorded at 16.05 local time, the epicenter was located 60 kilometers southwest of Bengkulu. The earthquake was located at a depth of 49.9 kilometers.

No casualties, destruction and the threat of a tsunami is not reported.

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