Padang earthquake response

Padang earthquake response

07 April 2010

On 30 September 2009, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of the Indonesian province of West Sumatra.

Three further aftershocks occurred in the following 16 hours.

This disaster occurred within ten days of several other major disaster events in the Asian region: a tsunami in Samoa in the southern Pacific Ocean, and typhoons and subsequent flooding in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR.

Vulnerable to disaster

Sumatra is the largest island in the Indonesian archipelago. The 2004 tsunami caused major devastation in the province of Aceh in the north of the island and an earthquake affected Nias Island off the west coast in 2005.

The attached file is an executive summary of an evaluation that examines the response and recovery operation led by ACTED and Concern’s Alliance2015 partner in Padang.

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Padang earthquake response

On 30 September 2009, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of the Indonesian province of West Sumatra.