Earh Quake in Padang and the rest of West Sumatera

Indonesia
October 1, 2009 6:54am CST
Well yesterday an earth quake ( 7.6 SR )is happening in Padang and the rest of west sumatera. And this morning, another earthquake strike jambi and the rest of west sumatera. Thought the level is not as big as yesterday, it still scary. Now i c in television news, many of our people are trap in the ruins. I even have friend that are live there and until now i still cannot connect to her. Well i hope from all of you is to post the latest information about those area that has been hit by the earthquake, especially padang. The latest news that i had is many phone provider is broken, electricity and water is off, and there might be another earthquake that will hit the area. Do you have any other information? Thanks
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10 responses
@underdogy (700)
• Thailand
2 Oct 09
I feel so sad about what's happening in the world today. Hundreds of lives were taken and millions of properties were destroyed during the typhoon that hit the Philippines. Tsunami in Samoa...And now the earthquake in Indonesia. It claimed thousands of lives. I don't know exactly why it happened in a week consecutively. As if it was planned. As if it was written that way. I can't imagine another earthquake coming your way. I wish all people to be safe and everything will be back to normal.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
Yes we all wish that all of us is safe, not only safe from the earthquake, but also safe from any other disaster. Lets just hope and pray, and like adhyz say, you can also help them by donating some of your money, every litle penny that you donate is worth to them.
• Thailand
2 Oct 09
That is exactly correct. The only thing we can do aside from prayers is to donate anything that can be helpful to them. I feel glad that here in Thailand, particularly in the city where i live-Phitsanulok--people are sharing anything we have and we are planning to send it once it's good enough for quite a big number of people. I think whatever we give will be appreciated by people no questions asked especially if they are in need of those..
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
Yes, the same happend in here, indonesia. All people from west to east indonesia donate their money to help those who was strike by the disaster. And the help is not come only from indonesian people, but australia and other countries seem to lend their hand too. I just hope the best happen for them, and at last, my friend which i can contact, contact me saying she is allright. Im glad every single friend that i have there is all right.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
for additional info, the follow earth quake happens on jambi and mentawai island at october 1st. Thanks to god my island doesn't have a volcano, my place on west borneo or called west kalimantan. our disaster are flood and burning land and forest smoke that can caused hard to breath and traffic incident.
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• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
Yes, i heard the news too. It really stress out many people, the aftershock is. Well kalimantan, thought it is safe from many earthquake. But the place is actually full of forest, and the problem come in dry season or when farmer try to open a new land, and the problem is forest fire. It causes smoke and make you cant breath. I think forest fire is happening now in palangkaraya.
@May2k8 (3680)
• Indonesia
1 Oct 09
The largest earthquake this time was in Padang, because to reach 7.6 SR. Connecting road between the fields and the other path is interrupted, telecommunications equipment damaged, buildings destroyed and need help from all nations. Many victims in this incident, and the possibility of aftershocks are still there. Hopefully it will not happen again, because if it keeps happening Indonesia will sink. because the earthquake is the ground shifting, and not because of the occurrence of active mountain. Although we are in other places, it still could happen. We must pray and ask for the safety of God, because of all this is the will of god.
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• Indonesia
1 Oct 09
yes, i hope there is no after shock. And i do hope it will never happen in some where else, especially in indonesia. Padang hopefully be the last victim. Seing padang in the television make me realise how fragile human life is. Thanks for your information, i wait for your other update.
• Indonesia
1 Oct 09
yes, i hope there is no after shock. And i do hope it will never happen in some where else, especially in indonesia. Padang hopefully be the last victim. Seing padang in the television make me realise how fragile human life is. Thanks for your information, i wait for your other update.
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
I am deeply saddened by the earthquake that hit our country. I can feel what people felt in Padang, because I never feel what they feel, when the earthquake happened in Yogyakarta. My in-laws came from the field, there are relatives who are still there in Padang. until now we have not been able to contact them. I hope they'll be fine. I hope that they could not be contacted because their phone battery in a discharged state.
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• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
OO i c. So your in law was actually in yogyakarta when that place was strike with an earthquake. Yes, it is very hard when we know our love one is in a place of trouble. I do really worry about my friend there, because i cannot contact them. Now i know one of my friend is actually safe because she now can access her internet and update her facebook, but i still wory about my other friend which i dont hear news from them until now.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 09
Hi Lordcaocao, Feel to sad when I heard about this earthquake disaster strike my country again. Padang is at North Sumatera and my hometown is at North Sumatera (Medan). The earthquake happened in Padang is so scary and shaking.Pretty strong earthquake,many buidings are collapsed and alot of people are injured due to this disaster. I am very concerned about my families in Medan. I just talked to my brother this afternoon.Actually,Medan did have a minor earthquake yesterday afternoon around 5pm,but it is too minor until my family members did not feel it at all. Only when you are at high building,then you can feel the shaking. I do hope this disaster will over soon.No more victims and everything will back to normal. For those families' victims at Padang,be strong to face this disaster !!Life still have to go on.
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• Indonesia
1 Oct 09
Well, isnt padang is in west sumatera? Isnt Padang is the capital City of West Sumatera? Anyway, yes, the earthquake affect almost all of sumatera island, they effect even reach malaysia and singapore. Medan also affected by the earthquake. I agree with you that i hope the disaster will end soon and i do hope the earthqueake this morning in jambi is the last one and there will be no other earthquake. Im glad your family is safe. thanks for responding.
@shimanaja (495)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
Hi there friend, I have an aunt in Padang , and you know what..disaster was caused the damage so much, now my aunt lost her home, Thanks God all my family there can be saved. I hope yours too. The last news i heard that evacuation process is still running at the place where effect the earthquake.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
thanks to God ,your aunt and all of your family in padang is safe. where do you live now? i hope you and all your family is strong and accept this disaster is a destiny and we just pray for God for our safe.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
Well good for you to have your family safe. You must be feel really really relieved. Home can be rebuild, money can you earn again, but life is not. So as long as you have your life and your family life, you should gratefull. I already heard the news from one of my friend, but there still no news from my other friend. I hope she is allright.
• Indonesia
6 Oct 09
Thanks friends, you are right life can't be replace with anything. I live in West Java, also with my parents. Have a nice day to you..
@argytrans (226)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I feel sorry to victims of earthquake in western of sumatra and samoa. I already seen on television and I feel sad to see the impact
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
ya, thanks for your syhmpathy (even iam not in Padang). iam really sad when saw in television how the process evacuation to get and found some body especially young teenager body in GAMA office. it make me sad. really sad
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• Malaysia
28 Oct 09
hi, Anyone know what is the current condition of road from Padang to Bukit Tinggi? It is safe? How the Padang people condition right now? My family plan to visit relative in Bukit Tinggi (via Padang) next month. Our flight tentatively will be landing at Padang Airport and we will take a cap to Bukit Tinggi. Really appreaciate the response if available. Thanks in advance.
• Indonesia
28 Oct 09
Well i think the condition is better now, since it has been happened quite a while now. And my friend also said that bukit tinggi is all right, there is no big damage to that place. So i think it is safe for you to go there. But just to be alert, small earth quake still happened every now and then at padang, so avoid to stay indoor for a long time. Thanks
@artofreed (130)
• Indonesia
25 Oct 09
I just pray for all people in Padang ....
• Indonesia
26 Oct 09
Yes, i also pray for them. I just hope that they are strong enough to overcome this. And for those who has been left by their family, friend and other, i just wish they have the will to move on. Life is very hard for them so i just hope they have the ability to hold on.
@adhyz82 (36289)
• Indonesia
1 Oct 09
ya, i watch from television and iam shocked. again and again. several month ago, earthquake in most of part in java island and trauma still in our people and now it`s again.
• Indonesia
2 Oct 09
Yes, an earthquake in java actually stil fresh in my mind. Because im live in jakarta, i actually feeling it. But, the earhquake in jakarta actually nothing compared to what happened in Padang and Most Area Of Sumatera Island. I hope the earthquake will stop now.