Possibly the 8th biggest eartquake since 1900 has struck the pacific island of indonesia and recorded a 8.7 in magnitude Quake sparking a tsunami alert. Subsequently an after shock followed not long after the initial quake recording a hit of 8.2. Authorities are concerned and a tidal wave reaching 6 meters in height could be expected to reach certain provinces - panic has broken out in certain regions as people also try to reach higher ground. Tremours were felt as far away as india and thialand.
The two tsunamis that caused widespread destruction and major loss of life in indonesia in 2004 and Japan more recently registered Quakes in magnitude of about 9.0-9.2 in scale size. This one is just under that but still peaked at 8.7 which is BIG...MIGHTY BIG!!!
I am praying for those in these areas. There is a lot of understandable fear and panic as people seek to get to higher ground. I read that this quake and after shocks are some of the strongest that have been felt since the 1900. I believe it said this latest earthquake would be in 8th or 9th place. God Blessmj
New post on SUBI News Sumatra tsunamiby emlynsubiSU South Asia Regional Director Ravid Navaratnam has asked for prayer for those affected by todays earthquakes and possible tsunamis: "pray for the people who may be affected by the Tsunami this afternoon in Sumatra. Sri Lanka is also on alert- very specially the Eastern, Southern and South Western coastal areas. Its 4 pm. There's an alert warning in the capital Colombo city western coast areas.Offices have closed early and train services on the coastal line is suspended. A bit of a tension in the city of Colombo as people living 2 km radius from the coast are advised to evacuate by a private TV channel. The state news alert has just sent in a tsunami warning and for people on the coastal belt to be on alert. The SUSA regional office and the RD's residence is about a km from the coast! Please uphold the situation in your prayers and also very specially for the people directly hit surrounding Sumatra Island. The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.He cares for those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7."