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On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 an 8.6 magnitude earthquake struck on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra causing widespread panic and fear of a repeat of the 2004 tsunamis which killed over 200,000 people.
"The 8.6-magnitude earthquake struck the seabed 300 miles west of Banda Aceh, the island's provincial capital, at 3:38pm local time, and was followed by an 8.2-magnitude aftershock just two hours later, causing locals to scramble for higher ground as traffic jams, power cuts and the sound of sirens and Qur'an recital calls created an atmosphere of chaos, according to Reuters. The tremor passed without any immediate reports of casualties or major damage, and was met with greater public awareness and successful earthquake drills." - TheGuardian Read the entire article HERE
We at The Global Innovation Commons believe that open source solutions could provide assistance to the areas that have been affected by this natural disaster. As an initial step, in an effort to raise global awareness and help prevent future loss of lives, we are making available a list of all patent disclosures and open source technology which could best aid major needs in the region. We ask anyone with knowledge or experience in the field of earthquake and tsunami research to join our discussion.