After the shocking Tasikmalaya earthquake at the beginning of September, another devastating earthquake struck Indonesia at the end of this month. The tragic event occurred on September 30th at 17.15 and its epicenter was located 45 km WNW of Padang, Sumatera, and 220 km SW of Pekanbaru, Sumatera. Sumatera is one of the five main islands here in Indonesia.
My family feels very grateful that my uncle who is currently located in Southern Sumatera has survived this terrible incident. But many, many others weren't that lucky.
It's really heartbreaking to see the news about Sumatera Earthquake right now. There are a lot of people still trapped in the ruins, including educational buildings. Many parents are still seeking for their children in the hope to find them alive...
Would you please be so kind to send your good thoughts and prayers for all of them. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the victims of the Sumatera Earthquake natural disaster. May the survivors be found and rescued very soon, and have the strength and patience to carry on.