Abstract

On the 30th September 2009 a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck West Sumatra in the Padang and Pariaman regions. It caused widespread damage to buildings and resulted and an estimated 1,117 fatalities. Thankfully the event was not accompanied by a tsunami that could have had additional devastating impacts and a greatly increased mortality. Under its mandate the AIFDR responded to the earthquake event with the objective of deriving an understanding of the factors that had contributed to outcome. It supported a team of Indonesian and international engineers and scientists who collected and analysed damage information that could subsequently be used for future disaster risk reduction in West Sumatra and Indonesia more broadly. The activity was jointly led by the Centre for Disaster Mitigation at the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) and Geoscience Australia. This report provides a background to the region, describes the nature of the earthquake and its impacts, details the survey activity and outlines the significant outcomes that has come from it. Importantly, it makes several recommendations to assist in the regional reconstruction after the event and to guide future development in the Padang region and Indonesia more generally.
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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2010-01-01T00:00:00

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70863 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/70863/

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earthquakes
landslides
Earth Sciences

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English

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2601
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Australia
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Canberra
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ACT
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