On 30 September 2009, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake severely hit the coast of Padang city in West Sumatra, Indonesia leaving about 1,117 people dead and injuring another 3,515. Jum'at, 2 Oktober 2009 A major earthquake magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale struck West Sumatra yesterday causing havoc and major damage to the provincial capital of Padang and Pariaman District. On September 30, 2009 at 17:16, a powerful earthquake struck off the western Sumatra coast in Indonesia, measuring 7.6 degrees on the Richter Scale. A recent earthquake in 2007 had damaged or destroyed over 43,000 houses. This image shows the topography and bathymetry near Sumatra, Indonesia, where hundreds or thousands of people were feared dead in the wake of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck on September 30, 2009.
A.12 Indonesia - Sumatra - 2009 - Overview Case study: Before the earthquake West Sumatra is located at the convergence point of four tectonic plates and is highly prone to earth-quakes. A second quake measuring 6.2 occurred 22 minutes later. On Sunday 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9 earthquake occurred off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra in the Indian Ocean. A Case Study: Joint Needs Assessment after the West Sumatra Earthquake (September 30, 2009) This case study reviews the background to the Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) methodology developed by ECB agencies and partners in Indonesia, and presents findings and recommendations from an After Action Review that examined JNA Health consequences such as physical injury, co-morbidity, disability and quality of life over time are seldom reported among survivors after earthquakes. As a result of numerous disasters, both the provincial and national Case study: tsunami. The epicentre was 45 kilometres west-northwest of the port city of Padang, Sumatra (population approximately 900,000 people).