Nature: Earthquake Indo. 40278
|Birthname||Indonesian Earthquake No.1|
|born on||4 June 2000 at 23:29 (= 11:29 PM )|
|Place||Bengkulu, Indonesia, 3s48, 102e16|
|Timezone||SST h7e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||14°21' 15°00 Asc. 01°39'|
Indonesian earthquake in the Bengkulu Province measuring 7.3 Richter, centered beneath the Indian Ocean, leaving at least 25 people dead from falling debris and thousands homeless. It shook the western half of the Island of Sumatra, lasting several minutes and was followed by a major aftershock 11 minutes later, followed by a series of tremors.
Bengkulu, a city of about 1.2 million about 60 miles east of the epicenter, appeared to be the worst hit. Rescue efforts before sunrise were hampered by wide-spread electricity and telephone outages. Tens of thousands fled their homes as the aftershocks continued.
By the following day the death toll had risen to at least 60 with more than 500 injured. The U.S. Agency reported the strength of the quake as 7.9.
In the two days following the quake, the aftershocks numbered close to 500.
LMR quotes news at the time. The Indonesian Meteorological and Geophysical Service gave the location as "about 400 miles northwest of Jakarta."
- Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters (Earthquake 7.3)