Quakes in Indonesia

This item appears on page 18 of the November 2009 issue.

On Sept. 2 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of Java, Indonesia, killing at least 35 people and injuring hundreds around Cianjur, Tasikmalaya, Garut and Sukabumi.

On Sept. 30 a 7.6-magnitude quake hit the island of Sumatra. Over a thousand were reported killed, with thousands more feared dead. 200,000 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed.  

On Oct. 1 another quake, measuring 6.6, struck off the coast of Sumatra, escalating damage.