2000 Sumatra earthquake


2000 Sumatra earthquake

Earthquake
title=2000 Sumatra earthquake
date= June 4, 2000


caption = Star indicates epicenter of the earthquake
magnitude = 7.9 Mw
depth=convert|33|km|mi|cite web |url=http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2000/eq_000604/neic_0604.html |title=Magnitude 7.9 SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA
accessdate=2008-07-28
work=United States Geological Survey
date=2004-03-30
]
location=coord|4.72|S|102.08|E
countries affected = flag|Indonesia
casualties = 103 people dead, 2,174 injured
The 2000 Sumatra earthquake occurred on June 4, 2000 off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Damage and casualties

At least 103 people killed, 2,174 injured, and extensive damage and landslides in the Bengkulu area; minor injuries and damage on Enggano Island. An aftershoch measuring 6.2 struck on June 7.cite news|url=http://www.time.com/time/daily/special/photo/sumatra/ |title=Photo Essay 6/8/2000 - Earthquake in Indonesia|date=2000-06-08|work=Time Magazine|accessdate=2008-07-29]

Aftermath and response

Pope John Paul II expressed his "sincere sympathy" for those families stricken by the earthquake.cite news|title=Pope Comforts Indonesian Quake Victims |work=Catholic World News|date=2000-06-06 |accessdate=2008-07-29] He called for a rapid international response to the quake, and said he would keep its victims in his prayers.

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