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West Sumatra earthquakes

spacer November 6, 2009 - Thousands of survivors of an earthquake that devastated Indonesia's West Sumatra Province are still grappling with a lack of clean water and adequate sanitation more than a month after the disaster, relief workers say.


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· 06-11-2009: West Sumatra quake survivors lack water and sanitation
· 03-11-2009: More aid for West Sumatra quake victims

October 27, 2009 - The Indonesian government has made a first estimation about the costs of rehabilitation and reconstruction of the quake-hit area of West Sumatra. The total costs are now estimated at 7 trillion (500 million euro). "We have not set the actual budget for the rehabilitation and reconstruction program, but for the time being it may cost Rp 7 trillion," said the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare, Agung Laksono.
· 27-10-2009: Reconstruction of West Sumatra will cost 7 trillion
· 24-10-2009: West Sumatra quake survivors receive temporary shelters

October 14, 2009 - The death toll of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that shook West Sumatra on September 30 has reached 1,115 according to local and regional authorities in the region. The disaster management team in the region said that most people had been killed in the Padang Pariaman district, where 675 bodies were recovered. 313 bodies were found in the provincial capital of Padang.
· 14-10-2009: 1,115 bodies recovered after West Sumatra earthquake

October 13, 2009 - Survivors of a severe earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sumatra province have developed illnesses caused by poor living conditions, say medical workers, while shelter and food remain key concerns almost two weeks after the disaster.
· 13-10-2009: Diseases strike West Sumatra quake survivors

October 12, 2009 - The cities of Padang and Pariaman have power again, for the first time since the September 30 earthquake struck the area of West Sumatra. During the quake, Padang was completely cut off from any power, but in the days after regular blackouts occurred while the system was under maintenance.
· 12-10-2009: Padang and Pariaman have power again

October 9, 2009 - The West Sumatra disaster management coordination board (Satkorlak) has announced that they have counted 784 deaths until Friday morning, over one week after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the region of Padang. Hundreds of others are still officially missing, while thousands are expected to be buried under debris and landslides.
· 09-10-2009: 784 bodies recovered after West Sumatra earthquake
· 08-10-2009: 18 pictures of the West Sumatra quake aftermath
· 08-10-2009: Quake devastation exposes poor building standards

October 7, 2009 - The West Sumatra disaster management coordination unit (Satkorlak) put the death toll from Wednesday’s devastating earthquake in West Sumatra at 724 as of Tuesday evening and 285 others were still missing. The board also recorded 746 residents suffering from major injuries and 1,344 from minor injuries, kompas.com reported.
· 07-10-2009: Quake survivors struggle with trauma
· 07-10-2009: 724 bodies recovered after West Sumatra earthquake
· 06-10-2009: Villages vanished in massive landslides

October 5, 2009 - The official death toll of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake in the area of Padang, West Sumatra, has now reached 608 people. 285 of the death were found in Padang Pariaman, 242 in Padang, 32 in Pariaman, 32 in Agam, 10 in Pesisir Selatan, 4 in Solok and 3 in Pasaman Barat. 343 others have been recorded as missing, but fears are that several thousand other are still buried under collapsed buildings and landslides.
· 06-10-2009: Outbreak of diseases feared in rainy West Sumatra
· 06-10-2009: Search for survivors halted
· 05-10-2009: 608 bodies recovered; mass grave prepared

October 5, 2009 - Four days after a devastating earthquake hit West Sumatra province in Indonesia, survivors say little or no humanitarian assistance has reached them, leaving some to beg for money.
· 05-10-2009: Aid slow to arrive after quake
· 05-10-2009: Smell of death spreads in Padang

October 4, 2009 - At least four remote villages in the hilly areas along the western coast of Sumatra have been wiped out by landslides that were triggered by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake on September 30. It is estimated that over 600 people are buried. The government has said that the current death toll stands at 540, with most deaths in urban areas like Padang and Pariaman.
· 04-10-2009: Four villages wiped out completely by landslides

October 3, 2009 - Not only Padang has been hit hard by the 7.6 magnitude earthquake of September 30, 2009. A village in the district of Gunung Tigo, near the city of Pariaman, has been wiped of the map completely when an earthquake-triggered landslide came down on the village, covering some 300 houses. Many hundreds of people are expected to be buried here.
· 04-10-2009: 60 Australians feared missing in Padang
· 03-10-2009: Hundreds of school children trapped in Padang (video)
· 03-10-2009: Beautiful city of Padang destroyed by earthquake (video)
· 03-10-2009: Hundreds missing in landslide after earthquake

October 3, 2009 - Until this moment, 52 bodies have been pulled from the rubble of Hotel Ambacang, one of the biggest hotels in the city of Padang that was flattened during the earthquake of September 30. Eight people were pulled out the rubble alive after some two days of fighting to stay alive in between the rubble of the hotel.
· 03-10-2009: One liter of fuel for 40,000 Rupiah in Padang
· 03-10-2009: 52 bodies recovered from collapsed hotel

October 2, 2009 - Rescue workers are battling to save scores of people trapped in collapsed buildings after two earthquakes struck Indonesia's West Sumatra Province, with aid supplies being flown in and NGOs mobilising helpers.
· 02-10-2009: Rescuers struggle to reach Sumatra quake victims

October 1, 2009 - The number of deaths after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake yesterday afternoon keeps on rising. The Department of Social Affairs has said that 467 people have died as a result of the earthquake that shook the area of Pariaman and Padang in West Sumatra. Staff at the emergency center of the department have also said that they have recorded 421 people that were injured.
· 01-10-2009: Video of damage caused by Padang earthquake
· 01-10-2009: Earthquake intensity map of Sumatra quake
· 01-10-2009: Over 450 dead after devastating earthquake

October 1, 2009 - Based on the most recent information of the National Disaster Management Board, the number of dead after the earthquake that struck near the city of Padang yesterday afternoon has risento over 200. "We did not receive too much information this morning,and last night we received the information that the number of dead had already reached 200,"said a member of the board.
· 01-10-2009: 7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Bengkulu
· 01-10-2009: Over 200 dead after 7.6 magnitude quake

October 1, 2009 - Some 200 guests of the Ambacang Hotel in the city of Padang have not been evacuated yet from the building that collapsed during the 7.6 magnitude quake that his the area last afternoon at 17:15 local time. Head of the Disaster Management Team, Dedi Hanidal, said that there were some 200 people that had been trapped, but could not be freed because there is no proper equipment..
· 01-10-2009: 80 schoolchildren trapped under collapsed school
· 01-10-2009: Over 200 people trapped in collapsed hotel
· 30-09-2009: Blackout in Padang after quake

September 30, 2009 - Padang Mayor Fauzi Bahar said Wednesday at least 75 people had been killed during the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked West Sumatra earlier in the afternoon. Kompas.com reported the mayor had phoned Vice President Jusuf Kalla to inform him of the number during an emergency Cabinet meeting at Kalla's house in Central Jakarta this evening.
· 30-09-2009: 75 killed in Sumatra quake

September 30, 2009 - A strong undersea earthquake struck off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island late Wednesday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injury and damage, seismologists said. The quake, measuring at 7.6 on the Richter scaled, struck at 5:16 pm (1016 GMT) at a depth of 71 kilometers, about 57 kilometers south-west of Pariaman on West Sumatra province.
· 30-09-2009: 7.6 magnitude earthquake off Sumatra island

Location of the earthquake
· 57 km S.W. of Pariaman, Western Sumatra

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