3 July, 2013 3 July, 2013

Earthquake Strikes Northern Sumatra, Kills 22

Northern Sumatra rumbled last night as a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the same area that was massively hit by the boxing day tsunami of 2004 – which claimed the lives of more than 170,000 people.

So far a reported 22 people have lost their lives, and over 210 have been injured, with thousands of buildings damaged in the quake off the province of Aceh.

It’s grim news for everyone, particularly the locals, but as well as thousands of surfers (and their families back home) who frequent the area searching for the perfect wave.

Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where frequent seismic activity takes place – so it’s a high risk area to live in, or travel to.


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