Date: 12 September 2007

Magnitude: 8.5

The Bengkulu Earthquake was actually a series of megathrust earthquakes that struck off the coast of Sumatra in September 2007. The most powerful had a magnitude of 8.5, putting it among the strongest to be recorded on a seismograph. The disaster claimed 25 lives and injured more than 100. There was extensive structural damage, exacerbated by liquefaction, or ‘sand boils’.

How we helped:

  • Sent a relief team to distribute food, hygiene packs and medicine at settlements housing Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)