A 7.2 Richter Scale (RS) earthquake hit Aceh Province on April 7, 2010 at 05.15 AM. The epicentrum was located 75 KM Southeast of Sinabang at a depth of 34 KM. The earthquake was also felt in Meulaboh, Sibolga, Padang, Medan, and some other area in Sumatra. A tsunami warning was issued but called off with report of no tsunami occurance.
Electricity was cut off. It’s reported that few people are injured and there’s light infrastructure damages. Five aftershocks of 5.0 R.S. were felt following the big earthquake. [IS/IV/2010]
Map of Sumatra, star marks the epicentrum
(courtesy of detik.com )