Thursday, September 16, 2010

Earthquake aftermath in Padang, Indonesia 2009

On September 30th 2009 a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck just offshore of the town of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake toppled buildings and started many landslides, smashing homes and swallowing up entire villages. The following day, as rescue workers arrived and residents tried their best to dig out and help the survivors, another unrelated quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck less than 1,000 km south of the original epicenter. Each of the two quakes had at least one aftershock greater than 5.0 as well. Over 1,000 people are known to have died, an additional 3,000 still missing. Officials reported that the death toll was more than 700 .
The authorities dealt with more than 2,400 injured and a further 200,000 people affected.
Mighty US Army assembled crews around its camps in the US and Pacific. And on next day of earthquake mobile hospital are set up in Padang, and chopper start flying survivals and aid supply trough international aids agency to villages in hills of western Sumatra.


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