Thursday, September 13, 2007

Indonesian Earthquake

I woke up this morning to the news that an 8.4 Richter Scale earthquake had yet again hit Sumatera. This is yet another of a series of earthquakes that have been been plaguing the poor nation since the massive one that wrecked it in 2004 and caused the deadly tsunami.

I'm not sure why it constantly hits the island of Sumatera when the people there are already so poor and have barely recovered from the 2004 quake. It could be that they're sitting on a fault line that has suddenly become alive and I guess since the last massive quake, that whole plate is just really unstable and constantly moving.

Having never been through a quake, I can but imagine what these people are having to go through and pray there wouldn't be another repeat.

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