South Pacific Rocked by Second Temblor:7.6 Earthquake hits Indonesia

A shaken South Asia was rocked by a7.6 Earthquake hitting the island nation of Indonesia on Wednesday killing 200, injuring thousands,  and leaving many homeless.  The quake comes on the hills of a 8.0 temblor hitting Samoa and American Samoa on Tuesday morning. The Wednesday shaker hit off the coast of the island of Sumatra,Indonesia. The quake is believed to have trapped people in buildings in cities of Padang and Pariaman which have collapsed

Aid Groups in the are leading relief effort. The Indonesian Government is sending a floating military hospital to Padang.

Welfare Minister Aburizal Bakrie said Wednesday, that the government is setting up a 100 billion Rupiah($10.3 Million) emergency fund.

Wall Street Journal has more.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s