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Major Earthquake Shocks Indonesia
Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:22 AM
As an aftershock, the region got tremulous once again,with another earthquake with the magnitude of 8.2 on the Richter Scale and that happened after two hours of the first tremor. Soon after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a Tsunami warning mainly on the eastern coast, by the evening the warning was lifted, as the water from the sea was found to rush sideways and not vertically,so the threat seemed to reduce.
Several other nations felt the earthquake, among them are Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore,Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In India also a Tsunami warning was issued as some cities were witnesses to the tremors. Kolkata, Chennai, Patna, parts of Assam, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore are some these cities. In one of the eastern coastal areas of India, Andaman and Nicobar islands was also issued Tsunami warning.
As a matter of fact, no case of casualties or serious injuries have been reported, but there was a lot of confusion among the people when the alert went off. The residents of Indonesia, particularly of Sumatra, were rushing across to get to a safer place which in turn blocked the traffic. No matter the disaster is a result of nature's fury or human error, the common people suffer invariably.
But for the mammoth disaster of tsunami was averted and people didn't lose lives, let us be thankful to God or Nature( I consider them the same but if you believe in any one, then take the effort of thanking)
Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:44 PM
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