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2000 Banggai Islands earthquake

On 4 May 2000 at 12:21 WITA, Banggai Islands Regency was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 Mw, followed by a tsunami. The Banggai Islands, an archipelago located at the far eastern end of Central Sulawesi, was the worst affected by the earthquake. Eighty percent of Banggai's building was destroyed. Damage occurred on Peleng; the earthquake triggered a local tsunami of up to 6 m in height that caused significant damage east of Luwuk on the mainland and on Peleng. The Banggai region of Sulawesi lies within the complex area of interaction between the Pacific, Philippine Sea and Eurasian Plates; the Banggai Islands themselves form part of the Banggai-Sula microcontinent, which collided with eastern Sulawesi during the Neogene, with a thrust fault boundary along the southeastern edge of the Eastern arm. The northern margin of the Banggai-Sula block has been interpreted as a continuous southward moving thrust zone, but seismic reflection data and high-resolution multibeam bathymetry show little sign of thrusting, with evidence instead of a zone of dextral strike-slip faulting.

The earthquake had an initial estimated magnitude of 7.6 Mw, 7.5 Ms, 6.7 mb and a recalculated magnitude of 7.5 Mw . The focal mechanism is consistent with strike-slip faulting on either a NW-SE trending sinistral fault or a SW-NE trending dextral fault. An analysis of seismic waveforms suggest; the observed source time function gives a 30 second duration for the earthquake. The mainshock was followed by a series of aftershocks, the largest of which occurred just over 24 hours and had magnitude of 5.7 Mw . The strong earthquake jolted the province's Banggai Island. A tsunami was formed after the earthquake in Sulawesi. Indonesia meteorological agency reported that the quake triggered a five meter high tsunami that struck the eastern coast of Banggai and other smaller islands around it. Several small islands were reported to have been submerged; because of the remoteness of the area and the destruction of roads, it was difficult to assess the damage, but it is estimated that 10,500 families lost their homes, of which 3,500 were in Banggai district.

According to official figures released by the Banggai regional government on 19 May, 45 people were killed and 270 injured, 54 of them seriously. According to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the overall damage to private and public buildings and infrastructure in the affected areas was as follows; the tsunami inundated several villages, destroying all the houses. The rescue team identified the following families as homeless on the islands of Peleng. Government action The Indonesian government has distributed 30 tons of rice, 300 kilograms of sugar, milk powder and instant noodles on the Banggai Islands. According to the Indonesia government, medical supplies are available to support for at least six months; the Indonesian Government provided 1, Volunteers to assist the rescue plan 2, Two navy ships serve as a hospital and as well for delivering supplies. 3, A geological group that provides accurate information about the statistics of the earthquake. 4, two medical teams Indonesian Red Cross / Federation action Five Mt. of the rice was released by the Indonesian Red Cross from its inventory with the national government logistics agency.

The medicines donated to PMI by the Singapore Red Cross are divided into sections for health stations that provide free medical services to the population. The criteria for the selection of health posts are determined by the PMI, based on the most pressing needs of each post. Donated and distributed medicines include: 1, Amoxicillin 250 mg: 5,000 tablets 2, Amoxicillin granules: 200 bottles 3, Cimetidine: 1,500 tablets 4, Cotrimoxazole adult: 8,000 tablets 5, CTM: 10,000 tablets 6, Multivitamin syrup: 500 bottles 7, Dextromethorphan: 500 bottles 8, Paracetamol 500 mg: 10,000 tablets 9, Ferrous sulfate: 15,000 tablets 10, Hydrocortisone cream: 50 tubes The Ministry of Housing and Regional Development Action The Ministry of Housing and Regional Development decided to assist the Banggai Islands by allocating 16 billion Indonesian rupiah for the repair of housing and transport infrastructure; the Government of Japan sent a speed boat to provide emergency transport. 1968 Sulawesi earthquake 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami List of earthquakes in Indonesia The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.

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Drake Farm

Drake Farm is a historic farmstead at 148 Lafayette Road in North Hampton, New Hampshire. Built in 1890, the main farmhouse is a well-preserved example of a connected New England farmstead, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Drake Farm is located in northern North Hampton, on the north side of Lafayette Road east of its junction with North Road; the property consists of about 11 acres of land, most of, now forested. The farmstead is located near the road, with an intervening grassy area adorned by a small wellhouse and a boulder-mounted historical marker; the farmstead is a classic New England 19th-century connected farmstead, with a main house, two-story ell, "back barn", main barn. The main house is 2-1/2 stories in height and four bays wide, with a side gable roof and single-story porch; the ell is four bays wide, but narrower and more decorated. The main barn is a large rectangular structure with multiple bay entrances on the street-facing ground floor; the property was first farmed in the early 18th century, when Abraham Drake built a house near where the wellhouse stands.

That house was occupied by five generation of Drakes, including a soldier in the American Revolutionary War. The present main house block was either built here in 1889-90, or was moved here from another location; the "back barn" connecting it to the main barn is of older construction. The house remained in the Drake family until 1986. National Register of Historic Places listings in Rockingham County, New Hampshire