A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck just south of the Mentawai Islands sending a 2-3 metre (6-10 foot) tsunami into the southern island of Pagai Selatan. The quake hit at 9.42pm local time on Monday 25 October.
SurfAid International is launching an emergency appeal in response to the devastating tsunami that hit the Mentawai Islands, off West Sumatra, Indonesia
Right now we are delivering emergency relief supplies and assessing the needs of the people who have been affected by the tsunami.Â We need your support now to help the people of the Mentawai islands.
Quote from Andrew Judge, CEO
“We are the ‘local’ International NGO in the Mentawai, we have provided population and GPS data to the Indonesian govt and are performing a comprehensive assessment.Â Â We have already shipped substantial shelter and hygiene materials.”
The SurfAid Team