Sumatra Earthquake

Mar 7th, 2007, in IM Posts, by

Over 80 people have died in an earthquake in West Sumatra.

The 5.8 Magnitude, or 6.3 on the Richter scale, earthquake on Sumatra island, occurring at 11.00am western Indonesia time, was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Singapore, where some office buildings were evacuated, and in neighboring Malaysia.

The tremors were most strongly felt in a number of West Sumatran towns including Solok, Tanah Datar, Padang Panjang, Padang Pariaman, and Bukit Tinggi, and also in Riau province.

Cabinet Secretary Sudi Silalahi said that at least 70 people had been killed by the quake.

In Solok, the worst hit area, the natural disaster caused a school fire, killing four elementary students. Hospitals were said to be overflowing with patients, many of them with broken bones and cuts. At least one hospital was evacuated, sending panicked doctors and nurses fleeing with startled patients limping behind.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck 33 kilometres below Solok, on Sumatra's western coast, shattering windows and toppling power lines. It was followed by several strong aftershocks.

The tremor and at least one of the aftershocks was felt in Singapore, 430 kilometres from the epicentre, forcing the evacuation of several older office buildings. And in Malaysia's southern coastal city of Johor, citizens fled offices, buildings and shopping centres, eyewitnesses said.

Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin.


27 Comments on “Sumatra Earthquake”

  1. avatar Ihaknt says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 5:00 am

    Come on girls wear your jilbab! You’re causing all these disasters! Or is it another CIA’s conspiracy? Quick put your hands out for FOREIGN aid because your government won’t help you.

  2. avatar Dimp says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 5:05 am

    We’ll see if the foreigners will “meddle” in Indonesian matters again.

    Damn those “kaffirs”, why don’t they stay out of our affairs.

  3. avatar Niamh Piperman says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 6:42 am

    Niamh Piperman Says:

    March 7th, 2007 at 6:41 am
    Ihaknt Says:

    March 7th, 2007 at 5:00 am
    Come on girls wear your jilbab!! You’re causing all these disasters!! Or is it another CIA’s conspiracy? Quick put your hands out for FOREIGN aid because your Gvt won’t help you.

    And then when foreign aid workers come to help, tell them they can only stay for a few weeks because they’re actualy trying to convert you to Christianity!!

  4. avatar Manuel says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Hamid hoped that sharia law would provide a solid foundation for the people’s lives and, for example, help them to overcome the communist tendency problem

    please change the communist word to earth quake.

  5. avatar Janma says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 12:02 pm

    Yeah and then when the NGO’s come to rebuild your houses for you, sit around on the street and smoke cigarettes while they do all the work for you…. don’t move unless they pay you to!

  6. avatar Andrew says:
    March 7th, 2007 at 10:33 pm

    Be careful, they will provide assistance but will also moonlight as foreign agents spying on Indonesian soil.

  7. avatar Dimp says:
    March 9th, 2007 at 6:49 am

    I just wonder how the government will help the victims, by the amount of disasters that have happened, we should be experts in this field.

  8. avatar Ihaknt says:
    March 9th, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Experts? Their respond to this would be “sudah biasa” “sudah nasib” “it’s the girls fault for not wearing their jilbab” “it’s the liberals fault” bla di bla. If only we had experts and stopped the blaming game. I reckon the earthquake was detected but some authorities were worried that it would make the rakyat panic if they had warned them.

  9. avatar Dimp says:
    March 9th, 2007 at 9:00 am

    Yep, expert in avoiding the real issue. Let the blame game begins.

  10. avatar Saipul says:
    March 15th, 2007 at 12:40 pm

    The natural disaster must have occured because of the lack of shariah…oh wait.

  11. avatar Jane says:
    March 21st, 2007 at 3:57 am

    The western Super power has been playing with seismic activity and energies for years. That was probably another test in the hopes to create a super weapon using our own earth against us. I’m sorry for your loss.

  12. avatar Ihaknt says:
    March 21st, 2007 at 6:00 am

    Jane I agree with you! It’s also clearly has affected your brain too! Those damn big bad western people!!! Shame shame shame!

  13. avatar Dimp says:
    March 21st, 2007 at 6:06 am

    Hi Jane,

    It is more likely that the western people have agreed to jump at the same time, this has created the earth to move creating an earthquake in Sumatera.

  14. avatar Jane says:
    March 21st, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Oh Dimp! You gave me a good laugh this morning! But seriously, look into Project Haarp. You would be surprised about the things you may find. Looking up on Builderberg meetings might be beneficial as well!

    Till next time!

  15. avatar Robert says:
    March 21st, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    Jane,

    I know the Bilderberg Meetings are attended by very powerful people (politicians, businessmen, royalty, etc). Linking them with the Sumatra earthquake seems far fetched, though some of them are heavyweights I don’t think they can cause an earthquake.
    The Haarp Project, that’s a different story. I’ve got some books on the subject, so I will have a look into it.

  16. avatar Jane says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 1:53 am

    Yes, I have never personally heard about the Earthquake being a topic for the Builderberg meetings, but I think that it’s possible it could happen. But for the most part, I was just stating the one would want to research the Builderberg meetings just for interest. I didn’t mean for it to sound that I was implying that is what was behind the earthquake. Sorry for the confusion!

  17. avatar Robert says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 2:30 am

    Jane,

    I was just stating the one would want to research the Builderberg meetings just for interest.

    You’re right, the Bilderberg Meetings are worth investigating. The shroud of secrecy and the participants do make curious.
    Btw, It’s Bilderberg, without u. It is named after the hotel where the first conference was held in 1954, hotel De Bilderberg, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands.

  18. avatar Dimp says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 4:45 am

    Hi Jane,

    If this is the case, then we are all doomed. There is no point of fighting the Westerners anymore, they can kill us at anytime by staging earthquakes. And I am suspecting that they can also force me to shop at an alarming rate as well as brainwashing people so they can’t think straight, killing “common sense”.

  19. avatar Jane says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Dimp,

    You know, I am one and all for conspiracy theories, and for the most part they strike me as fact. However, the more people who are aware of such atrocities can bring down any such malicious behaviour. Knowledge is power my friend!

    Robert,

    Oops! You’re right. I was just being lazy! I should stop that. Thank you for correcting me!

  20. avatar Ihaknt says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Jane, don’t believe everything you hear, read, and see. Or it will be another case of mourning for the death of common sense.

  21. avatar Dimp says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 10:32 am

    I am for conspiracy theory as well, and I think Jane is here to tell us that the Westerners are too powerful. They can even create earthquakes, they can control the earth. Even when people are aware of such atrocities we cannot do anything as we don’t even know where or how many earthquake machines these Westerners have. We are all doomed!!!

  22. avatar Jane says:
    March 22nd, 2007 at 10:59 pm

    Ihaknt,

    It’s great to think that you aren’t as cynical as the rest of the world! I hope that serves you well!

    Dimp,

    Well, not nessicarily just the westerners. It’s insulting to the other side of the world to say that thier government has no pull on world events and such things. I am a westerner, and yes I agree that this side of the world has a lot of influence and a lot of power, and for the most part, the United States government would love to control the rest of the world and turn it into a global country. Soon we will probably have one world currency that we all use and only a small percentage of humanity will have enough money to sustain a good quality of life. It’s already happening in talks with Canada and the United states. The united states is pushing for the same thing that happened with Europe and the Euro dollar. The European Union decided that Europe will switche to one currency. The richer countries like Germany and the Netherlands were forced to absorb other European countries debt and as a result are facing economic disparity.

    The United States has begun corresponding with Canada to enforce one Currency for North Americans as well. Canada has paid off most of it’s debt and in turn will be forced to absorb the debt of the United states.. Basically what I’m getting at here, is eventually we will all have one currency and the other Political leaders of every country will have had something to do with this one way or another.

    Sorry to dissapoint, but most countries governments are corrupt, not just in the West, my friend.

  23. avatar Dimp says:
    March 23rd, 2007 at 4:34 am

    Hi Jane,

    What is wrong with one global country, what is wrong of wiping debt of the world. One currency is good, so at least there will be no confusion for travellers.

  24. avatar Michael says:
    June 7th, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    Why would they bother making an earthquake machine when they can just as easily drop an atomic bomb causing far more damage. You talk about the west as if it’s on big entity, there’s a lot of different countries there with different views.

  25. avatar Dai Williams says:
    February 8th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Conspiracy after conspiracy….doesn’t matter.
    Electro magnetic weapons…atomic weapons….all the worlds major governments are in touch with each other…a select band working to ensure survival of those in the “club”…..they will try to live underground or under ocean in self sustaining environs….they collectively control the media to ensure the “average Joe” doesn’t catch on to their “game”…….corrupt to the core.
    To think of all the human and animal suffering that has gone on in the 75,000 years since toba erupted…..all so a select few can propel themselves forward….survival of the fittest it is called….there is only one law that is Natural law…..synchronicity with this is a revered gift….help is in the wings waiting…..if we can show respect for the planet that has been created for us and all life then we will be given the keys to our own future ……if not then we will all be held responsible…..I try hard to change but it is hard in a world that has been hijacked.

  26. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    February 9th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Pak Dai Williams,

    You are incoherent in your sentence. Had some weeds last night?

  27. avatar Dai Williams says:
    February 11th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Pease expand on ur statement “incoherent in sentance”
    for the record…no weeds…no
    although i believe it would be advantageous if everyone took the same strain at the same time…say once a week…perhaps we might get a bit more shared syncronicity then…and started to pull in the same direction at the same time



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