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New quake hits stricken Sumatra  Another strong earthquake rocked early Thursday as the Southeast Asian nation was reeling from an earlier jolt that killed more than 200 people Quake deaths pass 1,000 Map of Padang Indonesia
Coast hit by series of quakes   The earthquakes, ranging in magnitude from 6.7 to 4.7, struck off the western coast of Sumatra Island Indonesia quake death kills thousands Map of Padang Indonesia


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  Thousands more trapped by collapsed buildings and houses. The quake caused widespread power and phone outages
 Buildings, including at least two hospitals, were brought down by the 7.6 magnitude quake
 


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Oct.1  
  Corpses lay stacked outside hospitals, as night fell casting nearly the entire city in darkness hours after the region's second strong earthquake
 Rescuers free man trapped in 'pancaked' Indonesian hotel. Rescuers are working into the night to find survivors in the rubble of hundreds of collapsed buildings
 
Oct.2  
  Almost 3,000 people are still trapped under rubble. Rescue teams from several countries are heading in a last push
  UN chief: 1,100 dead in Indonesia quakes  United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes: At least 1,100 people are dead in Indonesia as a result of two large earthquakes in as many d...   Entire villages buried by quakes Map of Padang Indonesia  90 percent of the residents -- as many as a few hundred people -- were buried, just one piece of the devastation from two large earthquakes   Aid flows in to quake-hit Sumatra  International aid is starting to arrive following an appeal by the government in the aftermath of Wednesday's powerful earthquake Oct.3   Up to 4,000 buried in quake rubble Map of Padang Indonesia  Local disaster management officials put the death toll at 540. People used hammers, chisels and bare hands to dig through debris for survivors   Hopes dim for quake-hit Sumatra Map of Padang Indonesia  Aid workers are increasingly unlikely to find survivors under the rubble, as they push into devastated remote areas Oct.5   Sumatra relief effort increased  Nearly a week after a deadly earthquake hit the island, efforts are being stepped up to get relief supplies to remote communities

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Nov.22   29 dead as ferry sinks
  More than 240 people have been rescued from the sea after a heavily-loaded ferry sank. 17 others are missing
  Hundreds rescued after ferry sinks  More than 240 people have been rescued from the sea after a heavily-loaded ferry sank. At least 29 people died and 17 others are missing

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Dec.4   Fire kills 20 at disco   A fire at a karaoke bar and discotheque in Medan, in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, killed at least 20 people Dec.6   Rainforests turned into smoldering ruins  Already 85 percent of Sumatra's forests are gone, transformed into a lifeless plain, soon to be replanted with monocultures Dec.26     Fifth anniversary of tsunami marked
  Countries across the Indian Ocean are marking the anniversary of the catastrophic tsunami that killed almost 250,000 people


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B. 08-16 Coast hit by series of quakes Padang City, Sumatra
09-30 Indonesia quake death kills thousands Padang, Sumatra
D. 09-30 New quake hits stricken Sumatra Sumatra
E. 10-01 Quake deaths pass 1,000 Padang, Sumatra
5. 10-01 Race to save quake buried Sumatra
6. 10-02 Thousands still trapped by quake Sumatra
H. 10-02 UN chief: 1,100 dead in Indonesia quakes Sumatra
I. 10-02 Entire villages buried by quakes Padang, Sumatra
J. 10-02 Aid flows in to quake-hit Sumatra Sumatra





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