Sumatra Reconstruction Fund

    On September 30, 2009 at 5:16 pm, a powerful earthquake struck off the western Sumatra coast in Indonesia, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. The epicenter was 45 km west-northwest of the port city of Padang, Sumatra (population approximately 900,000). A second quake measuring 6.2 RS occurred 22 minutes later. A third 6.8 rs quake struck an inland area 225 km southeast of Padang early the following morning.

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