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.