I was outside running errands most of the afternoon. When I came home, a neighbour said there were tremors shaking the condo.
Didn’t realise it was this bad though. AFP said via International Herald Tribune nearly an hour ago….
JAKARTA: A massive earthquake shook Indonesia on Wednesday, killing seven people, injuring 100 and triggering a small tsunami that hit one city on the island of Sumatra, the authorities said. Tsunami warnings were issued for much of the Indian Ocean region.
The 8.2-magnitude quake off Sumatra badly damaged buildings along the coast and could be felt in at least four countries, with tall buildings swaying as far as 2,000 kilometers away, or 1,200 miles.
It was followed by a series of powerful aftershocks, the strongest of which registered at a magnitude of 6.6 and triggered a second tsunami alert for Indonesia, the meteorological agency reported.
Indonesians die by the thousands every year due to strife, earthquake, volcano eruption, floods and in 2004, a huge tsunami. This proud nation has known a lot of suffering. Yet life goes on for its brave, resilient people.