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Mar 13 th , 2007 Article Summary #6 “Survivors stunned by power of Indonesian quake” By: Bhimanto Suwastoyo March 7, 2007 An earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra last week and killed an estimated 52 people. The force of the quake had a magnitude of 6.3 and was followed by an aftershock of an equal magnitude. A 42 year old local woman mentions that this was the most powerful earthquake she has ever felt. The woman was in tears and was barely able to speak, as she was in shock from the loss of her mother and two nieces. They were worked at a school and one of the walls collapsed, killing people on the inside as well as the outside. The woman mentioned that the ground shook so hard that she could not even stand up. In Emi’s village (the 42 year old woman) of Sumani, 9
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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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