Another earthquake in West Sumatra
On 4/10/2005 11:14:19 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 has struck the unpopulated region of Kep. Mentawai Region, Indonesia in Indonesia.
Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert. However, the following automatically calculated elements can help. This earthquake has potentially a medium humanitarian impact and the affected region has high vulnerability to natural disasters.
The earthquake occurred at 17h local time. At this time a day, more people are at work and therefore more vulnerable to collapsing office buildings. During traffic hours, people can be affected by collapsing bridges and other road infrastructure.
The above is taken from the Global Disaster Alert System website
and the text is computer generated.
Except, of course, that it's Sunday and the inhabitants of Siberut island
don't have a road infrastructure, let alone traffic. Residents in Padang
, the provincial capital, were alarmed however.