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M8.6 - Indonesia, 2005
At least 1,000 people killed, 300 injured
and 300 buildings destroyed on Nias; 100 people killed, many
injured and several buildings damaged on Simeulue; 200 people
killed in Kepulauan Banyak; 3 people killed, 40 injured and some
damage in the Meulaboh area, Sumatra. A 3 meter tsunami damaged
the port and airport on Simeulue. Tsunami runup heights as high
as 2 meters were observed on the west coast of Nias and 1 meter
at Singkil and Meulaboh, Sumatra.
At least 10 people were killed during evacuation of
the coast of Sri Lanka.
From Significant Earthquakes of the World 2005.
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