On February 25th, 2022 at 08:39 WIB, an earthquake has shaken the West Pasaman region, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake was centered on land, precisely on the slopes of Mount Talamau at a depth of 10 km.
This is a type of shallow crustal earthquake triggered by the active fault activity of the Semangko Fault, precisely in the uncharted Talamau segment.
The quake left 25 people dead and at least 465 injured. In addition, as many as 16,000 people were displaced. On March 9th, 2022 as a representative of Medion, Suharyanto and his team handed over some aid in the form of foodstuffs, baby diapers, towels, and clothing.
“Today (March 10th, 2022) the emergency response period ends and is not extended. But entering into a transition period from emergency response to recovery,” said Hamsuardi, Regent of West Pasaman.
According to him, during the transition period, the local government will prepare temporary housing for residents whose homes were severely damaged by the earthquake and provide tents to residents whose homes were lightly to moderately damaged.
Medion expected that the aid will be useful and ease the burden of earthquake victims in Pasaman.
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