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Marau Destination Guide

Delve into Marau in Indonesia!

Marau in the region of North Sumatra is located in Indonesia - some 804 mi (or 1,293 km) North-West of Jakarta, the country's capital.

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Current time in Marau is now 08:48 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Jakarta" with an UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Parapat, Panguruan, Medan, Lolowau, Hilibadalu or Sarimatondang. While being here, make sure to check out Hiliweto, Hilibadalu, Songa, Tesigoro and Sisobajow as well. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location

1861 Sumatra earthquake

The 1861 Sumatra earthquake occurred on February 16, 1861. It was the last in a sequences of earthquakes that ruptured adjacent parts of the Sumatran segment of the Sunda megathrust. It caused a devastating tsunami which led to several thousand fatalities. The earthquake was felt as far away as the Malay peninsula and the eastern part of Java. The rupture area for the 2005 Sumatra earthquake is similar to that estimated for the 1861 event.

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Located at 0.94, 97.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:1861 earthquakes, 1861 in Asia, 19th century in Indonesia, 19th-century tsunamis, Megathrust earthquakes in Sumatra


Nīas is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Nias (Kepulauan Nias) is also the name of the archipelago, containing the Hinako archipelago. Nias Island covers an area of 5,121.3 km (including minor offshore islands). It is mostly a lowland area rising to around 800 m above sea level. There were 756,762 inhabitants on the island (including minor offshore islands) at the 2010 Census.

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Located at 0.94, 97.66 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Archipelagoes of Indonesia, Islands of Sumatra, North Sumatra