03 September 2009

Tasikmalaya Earthquake

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Yesterday a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia at 14.55. Its epicenter was located offshore at south-west of Tasikmalaya. Heavy tremors were felt in several areas around it, including Jakarta, which is located about 200km to the north.

I'm so grateful that despite the shock and some damages caused at my husband's office in Jakarta, my whole family is safe and sound.

According to the news on Metro TV until now there are 35 death, 40 missing and 422 injured. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the victims. May the survivors have the strength and patience to carry on.

Condolence Card | Tasikmalaya Earthquake

20 appreciated note(s):

Thom said...

I'm so glad that you and your family are all okay. That's great news and made my day my friend. :) Much aloha to you all

JonJon said...

Thankgod your family was not affected.
My thoughts and prayers go to all the victims.

Tricia said...

I'm so glad to hear you & your family are safe! I'm so sorry for the lives lost, though. It scares me every time I hear of an earthquake anywhere, but especially there, because so many of them hit that region!

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this huge earthquake and I'm relieved to know that you and your family are safe.
Hugs and blessings,

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Glad that you and your family made it though the earthquake OK,

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My... I'm so sorry, Rosidah. Mother Nature can be so cruel at times. I am glad that you and your family are all okay.

I will pray for those families who lost loved ones.

Hugs,
Betsy

Blackswan said...

Glad that u're not affected. I'm thankful that Singapore is free from earthquakes, typhoons etc. My hearts goes out to those everytime I hear of these disasters. Take care, my friend!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Glad to know your family is safe. My prayers for the victims and hope the earthquake does not do further damage.

Quilly said...

I am glad that you and your family are safe and well. I have said a prayer for those less fortunate.

Jama said...

My thoughts and prayers for those effected by the earthquake. Good to know that your family are not affected by it. Take care my friend.

Mildred said...

I am very thankful that you and your family are safe. My prayers are with those who are injured or have loved ones missing. Bless those brave ones who are seeking the lost/injured during this time.

Anya said...

OOppss....
I didn't here nothing on TV :(
I am so happy you are oke and also your family !!!!!
My prayers to allll... victims !!
I hope you are feeling well now,
I wish i could help you...
I think on you Rosidah,
take car my dear friend
hugs
Anya

Regina said...

HI Rosidah I am sorry for the loss too. I thought of you.
Prayers for the affected.
Be safe. Regards!
Regina

Jientje said...

I'm glad you and your family are okay Rosidah.

Galaxy6139 said...

Oh! Terrible! Glad to know your family were safe... Take care... I want to say sorry with the unlucky people too ㅜㅜ

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Nature never lacks sending tremor of warning. I'm sorry to hear the latest catastrophe over there. I don't watch TV much. And funny I did not even catch a glimpse of news online which I normally do.

My sympathy to the casualties. Thank God the family are all safe.

Anya said...

Hi Rosidah
I have seen it on TV now :(
It was such a damage :(
I hope all is well with you ....

Rocky Mountain Retreat said...

Oh my... this is so scary indeed and I am elated that you and your family was spared from any serious harm... but my prayers go out to those that were affected by this horrible tragedy. =(

Pacey said...

Oh yeah, I've seen it over the BBC news and what a sad situation your country is in right now. Hope all will be well soon out there. My condolences too...

Tammie Lee said...

These events are so sad and challenging. I feel thankful that you and your loved ones are safe. My prayers go to all that are effected by this!