Sunday, February 11, 2007

Are the stars not aligned for Indonesia???

This morning the Hindustan Times reported --

"An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred on Monday morning in Indonesia's Papua province, said the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau in Jakarta. The quake, which hit at 09:08 am (Jakarta time), was centred 544 km northwest of Port Moresby in Papua, at a depth of 38 km. There were no casualty reports yet. The Indonesian archipelago sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire where continental plates meet, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. A moderate 5.7-magnitude earthquake had struck northwest of the Indonesian province of Aceh on February 11."

Indonesia has been reeling from natural disasters one after another, without respite. Besides the Tsunami that devastated the country there have been numerous earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and what not? My heart goes out to the people of the country, especially those that are below the poverty line that are deeply affected by these disasters.

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