Thursday, October 1, 2009

Two major earthquake struck Indonesia

Major earthquake shook western Indonesia yesterday with a magnitude of 7.6. Its epicenter was just off the shore of Sumatra.
It had shaken the high buildings in the capital Jakata and in neighboring Singapore and Malaysia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Cernter has issued a tsunami alert for Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Thailand. And There were no immediate reports of high tides but approximately 75 deaths and hundreds more injured so far.
Another 6.8 magnitude quake Thursday hit southern Sumatra at 8:52 a.m. local time (0152 GMT) .
At least 236 people has been killed and more than 500 people are injured.

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I'm wondering if this is the beginning. 8.0 tremor triggered tsunami wiped out everything in its way and killed at least 111 people in Samoan islands and Tonga, on Tuesday. The epicenters of the two gian quakes are about 4,700 miles (7,600 km) apart. This is happening in a few days. Almost a thousand people are dead  or injured because of major disaster across the ocean. And deadly storm Ketsana killed more than 300 people in Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam.


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