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Updated: April 12, 2012 10:04 IST

Indonesia assesses damage after Sumatra quake

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A boy cries as he is carried by his mother as they evacuate to higher ground after a strong earthquake was felt in Banda Aceh, Sumatra island, Indonesia on Wednesday.
A boy cries as he is carried by his mother as they evacuate to higher ground after a strong earthquake was felt in Banda Aceh, Sumatra island, Indonesia on Wednesday.

Life returned to normal in Indonesia’s Aceh province on Thursday, after a powerful earthquake off Sumatra island triggered a tsunami warning, sending residents fleeing to safety.

Electricity, knocked out after the magnitude-8.6 quake on Wednesday, was restored and government offices were opened.

There were no immediate reports of fatalities as a result of the quake. A prison in Aceh Besar district suffered serious damaged.

Several aftershocks forced fearful residents to stay outside on Wednesday night.

In Jakarta, the National Disaster Management Agency said it was dispatching three teams to quake—affected areas to assess the damage.

“According to preliminary reports four people were lightly injured and one bridge collapsed,” agency spokesman Sutopo Nugroho said.

The quake triggered tsunami warnings for countries ranging from Indonesia to Thailand, India, Australia, the Seychelles, Somalia, Oman and South Africa.

The warnings were lifted hours later.

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It is good to have such threats from the nature so that humans do not feel that they are the most intelligent ones to handle everything at their wish & will.Now we know the helplessness and will behave in sensible manner to all the things and beings around us.

from:  cheran
Posted on: Apr 12, 2012 at 14:44 IST

I am an avid reader of your news paper .Recently I saw the news of Indonesia which provoked me to write this comment .What I want to describe is nothing but our country,India faces a lot of danger in future if no safety measures have been taken.Pollution is the greatest problem which occurred due to the increase in the population in India.So all Indians must keep the step forward to control the population.Once the population is under our control all the things will be vanished slowly..I am very thankful to this news paper

from:  preethi
Posted on: Apr 12, 2012 at 11:41 IST

Dear Mr. Narasimhan,
Do not talk like a fool. Minister has clearly expressed, it was
a STRIKE-SLIP FAULT i.e. earthquake occurred due to release of energy
by tectonic plates moving against in horizontal direction. Our Alert
System worked perfectly and announcements were made in India even
before others.
The occurrence of tsunami or the likeliness of disturbed water
affecting coasts can be monitored and accordingly tsunami alert was
withdrawn. You cannot leave people in serious trouble & tension when
there is no real treat.

Please learn to trust your men, sometimes. Do not become indifferent.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012 at 00:32 IST

Yes I am the fan of this news paper not so elder but the thing I want to express or want to say is that , I want to give the safety measures in your paper as the people have not seen such a condition in our nation until this was .

I thank this paper for all they are providing for us.

from:  Sai Sarma
Posted on: Apr 11, 2012 at 19:50 IST

The whole world press reports are issuing alerts about a possible Tsunami and India is the only country which is claiming NO likelihood of Tsunami in the Indian ocean region. Does India have any dependable weather station and equipment OR are we still in paleolithic age?

from:  Narasimhan
Posted on: Apr 11, 2012 at 18:06 IST
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On April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude strong earthquake struck Nepal which devastated important historic places. India and some neighbouring countries were also affected. Relief materials from India and other countries were sent to Nepal.


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