Sumatra Eathquake

Jonathan Brooks

-west coast of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

-8.6 magnitude

-1300 fatalities

-destroyed buildings, many aftershocks, and a tsunami

-referred to as the ''Nias Earthquake''

-effects spread from about 1000 km away

-time was 16:09:36

-March 28th, 2005

-Indo-Australian Plate

-8 major aftershocks

-triggered tsunami on Indian Ocean

-3rd most powerful earthquake in Indonesia since 1965

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