Unformatted text preview: people died alone and 5 of them were school officials. The epicenter of the quake was only 49 kilometers northeast of the capital, Padang and was also felt in Malaysia and Singapore. Another local woman said the quake was not only very strong but it lasted a long time too. This quake had a lot of people shook up as they were scared to return home. An estimated 70 people camped in the open lands for fear on buildings collapsing. More than 1000 homes had been destroyed and 2500 homes had been damaged do to the force of the quake. There are still open reports as to the exact number of fatalities and injuries but there are reports that hospitals are over crowding and some are unable to tend to some victims. The citizens are upset as they feel that their government is not doing enough to help....
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- Spring '07
- Geology, EMI, quake, Padang, local woman mentions