7.6 magnitude quake hits Indonesia, 75 dead with casualties expected to climb

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  1. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Crap! I know someone who is in Jakarta right now. I've sent a worried and probably useless email over there hoping she's okay. (though Jakarta is a fair distance away now that I look at a map :eek:) Still.
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, 2 earthquakes in 2 days in Samoa and Indonesia.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Born and raised in an earthquake state this is terrible. I feel badly for these victims, worse as I continue to watch the news ticker scroll across the screen with updates.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    I just found about this when someone called to ask how much international calls to American Samoa are. :(
     
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  6. zami macrumors regular

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    Very , very sad. Indonesia has had a terrible decade with so many natural disasters coming one after the other.

    There is little to be done until strong anti seismic building laws are enforced. If something this strong hit Jakarta the consequences do not bear thinking about. Personally I fear for friends and relatives some of whom live in tower blocks of over 40 storeys.

    May God have mercy on the people of Padang and those of Indonesia.
     
  7. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Just got back from Indonesia.

    Poor buggers; saw a lot of the wreckage left from some of the previous quakes.
     

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