Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Earthquake and Tsunami in Mentawai


On Monday evening, an earthquake with a magnitude between 7.2 on the Richter Scale has struck the islands of Mentawai, West Sumatra.

According to VivaNews, the local authority has turned on Tsunami warning immediately after the earthquake, but since nothing happened after almost hour later it was turned off. However, later on it was reported that a Tsunami has struck the nearby island of Pagai.

According to Kompas,  112 people were reported dead, 502 people missing and thousand were evacuated from their homes. 9 Australian citizens who are visiting the area have been reported to be safe and sound. 

Considering the above, I would like to express my condolence and deepest deepest symphaty on those who have died, and hope that the missing people will soon be found.

Photo : Courtesy of Kompas.

11 comments:

rasni said...

Sad to hear that...may be given strength to our brothers who experienced the disaster

H. Nizam said...

Rasni,
It is very sad indeed. Hopefully they are strong enough to bear their sufferings.

ReBorn said...

so now we have to wait more than 1 hour before turning off the warning. hopefully this nation become stronger with the large number of disasters that have occurred.

Colson said...

Another tragedy hits Sumatra. Another earthquake and tsunami.Once more hundreds, thousands of people have their life in ruins. They deserve our compassion, condolences and help.

H. Nizam said...

@Reborn,
I think it should at least be six hours for the alert to be on. We can never tell when natural disaster start or stop. Hopefully we can learn from those disasters so that we know how overcome them next time.

@Colson,
Yes the victims need our help, condolences and compassion.

DS. Utomo said...

Read more this article

H. Nizam said...

Pak Utomo,
Thank you for the reference Pak, I'll check it.

ReBorn said...

yes, I just know if the warnings of natural disaster must be far longer than one hour before turned off. thanks for the notice. :)

H. Nizam said...

Reborn,
We should learn from the series of natural disasters that frequently plagued our country, and be experts in overcoming them and find ways to prevent them.

the dream catcher said...

It is a national tragedy... Disasters hit Indonesia only within months then weeks and just in minutes... :(

H. Nizam said...

Dream Catcher,
Yes, we have been plagued by natural disasters.