Simeulue

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Simeulue is an island of Indonesia, 150 km off the west coast of Sumatra.wikipedia
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Sumatra

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Simeulue is an island of Indonesia, 150 km off the west coast of Sumatra.
The Indian Ocean borders the west, northwest, and southwest coasts of Sumatra with the island chain of Simeulue, Nias and Mentawai off the western coast.

Sinabang

Its capital is Sinabang.
Sinabang (Indonesian Sinabung) is a town on the east coast of Simeulue Island, which lies off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.

Simeulue Regency

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Simeulue was once a part of West Aceh Regency but was split off in 1999 and became a separate Simeulue Regency.
It occupies the whole island of Simeulue (Pulau Simeulue), 150 km off the west coast of Sumatra, with an area of 2051.48 km2.

Nias

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From the ethnic point of view the inhabitants of Simeulue are similar to the people of neighboring Nias Island.
It is located in a chain of islands parallel to the west coast of Sumatra; Simeulue is about 140 km northwest, and the Batu Islands (which are administered as part of Nias and have an ethnically similar population) are located about 80 km southeast.

Simeulue language

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Two languages and a number of dialects are spoken on the island: Devayan and Sigulai, which are different from the languages spoken in the north of Sumatra.
The Simeulue language is spoken by the Devayan people of Simeulue off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Sikule language

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Two languages and a number of dialects are spoken on the island: Devayan and Sigulai, which are different from the languages spoken in the north of Sumatra.
The Sikule language (also called Sibigo, Sigulai, Ageumeui, or Wali Banuah) is spoken on Simeulue island off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

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Simeulue was close to the epicenter of the 9.3 magnitude 26 December 2004 earthquake.
Its epicentre was between Simeulue and mainland Sumatra.

1907 Sumatra earthquake

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Although Simeulue Island was only 60 kilometers from the epicenter, while Banda Aceh - the city that was hit the most by the tsunami - was about 250 kilometers, only six residents died while the remaining 70,000 persons were safe, due to local wisdom called 'smong'; this dictated that after an earthquake, if the tide suddenly receded, people should evacuate to higher ground as soon as possible, based on the experience of a major tsunami in 1907.
The estimated magnitude is 7.5–8.0, with an epicentre close to Simeulue, off Sumatra.

Simeulue scops owl

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The Simeulue scops owl (Otus umbra) is an owl endemic to the island of Simeulue, Indonesia.

Aceh

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The tragedy of the tsunami was further compounded several months later, when the 2005 M8.6 Nias–Simeulue earthquake struck the sea bed between the islands of Simeulue Island in Aceh and Nias in North Sumatra.

Indonesia

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Simeulue is an island of Indonesia, 150 km off the west coast of Sumatra. As surfers have continued to explore throughout Indonesia over the past 40 years since traveling surfers first arrived to Bali, surfing has expanded to more and more of Indonesia's many islands.

West Aceh Regency

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Simeulue was once a part of West Aceh Regency but was split off in 1999 and became a separate Simeulue Regency.

Islam

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The majority of the island's population is Muslim.

Spice trade

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Simeulue was historically known to European mariners as "Hog Island" and served as a landfall for ships seeking ports on the west coast of Sumatra for the pepper trade.

Moment magnitude scale

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Simeulue was close to the epicenter of the 9.3 magnitude 26 December 2004 earthquake.

Coral reef

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During the earthquake, Simeulue rose at least 2 metres (6 ft) on the western coast; this left the flat top of its coral reefs above high tide.

Tide

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During the earthquake, Simeulue rose at least 2 metres (6 ft) on the western coast; this left the flat top of its coral reefs above high tide.

Seawater

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On the east coast, the land was submerged, with seawater flooding fields and settlements.

Epicenter

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Although Simeulue Island was only 60 kilometers from the epicenter, while Banda Aceh - the city that was hit the most by the tsunami - was about 250 kilometers, only six residents died while the remaining 70,000 persons were safe, due to local wisdom called 'smong'; this dictated that after an earthquake, if the tide suddenly receded, people should evacuate to higher ground as soon as possible, based on the experience of a major tsunami in 1907.

Banda Aceh

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Although Simeulue Island was only 60 kilometers from the epicenter, while Banda Aceh - the city that was hit the most by the tsunami - was about 250 kilometers, only six residents died while the remaining 70,000 persons were safe, due to local wisdom called 'smong'; this dictated that after an earthquake, if the tide suddenly receded, people should evacuate to higher ground as soon as possible, based on the experience of a major tsunami in 1907.

Tsunami

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Although Simeulue Island was only 60 kilometers from the epicenter, while Banda Aceh - the city that was hit the most by the tsunami - was about 250 kilometers, only six residents died while the remaining 70,000 persons were safe, due to local wisdom called 'smong'; this dictated that after an earthquake, if the tide suddenly receded, people should evacuate to higher ground as soon as possible, based on the experience of a major tsunami in 1907.

Bali

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As surfers have continued to explore throughout Indonesia over the past 40 years since traveling surfers first arrived to Bali, surfing has expanded to more and more of Indonesia's many islands.

Southeast Asia

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Banyak Islands

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The Banyak Islands (sometimes spelled Banjak Islands) are a group of inhabited islands located between Simeulue and Nias off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia's Aceh Province.

Simeulue people

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The Simeulue people (other names include Simalur, Simeuloë, Simulul, Long Bano and Devayan) are an indigenous group of people inhabiting Simeulue Island off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.