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Indonesian Red Cross and beneficiary communications: the Sumatra earthquake

In April 2012, an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale struck near the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. Within hours, the earthquake was followed by an after-shock of 8.2 magnitude, causing widespread panic amongst communities in the region of Aceh and the greater Pacific Rim.

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