Bridge End and one dead due to earthquake

Bridge End and one dead due to earthquake

Banda Aceh : Indonesia | Apr 11, 2012 at 11:37 PM PDT
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8.7 & 8.2 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE Hits INDONESIA (Aceh)- TSUNAMI WARNING!!!

Bridge End and one dead due to earthquake

National Disaster Management Agency continues to collect data on damage and losses caused by the earthquake. BNPB quick reaction team has arrived in North Sumatra, Aceh, West Sumatra and Bengkulu.

Head of Data Center for Information and Public Relations of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho present the results of the latest data collection related to the impact of the earthquake via text message received, Thursday (04/12/2012).

"In the District Lhokseumawe, one person died of a heart attack yesterday when an earthquake happens loudly. Victims of males aged 39 years," said Sutopo.

Meanwhile, in Simeulue District, four people were reported injured. They are Ferdiansyah (21) in West Simeuleu, and Lastri (18), Diana (36), and Melawati (59) in East Simeuleu.

"In West Aceh district, a broken bridge that connects the district and subdistrict Jatmalaka Samatiga," said Sutopo.

Previously reported that damage to the bridge at Sungai Mas Bubon Arongan and cause a loss of about $ 2 billion.

According to the BNPB, currently most refugees had returned home.Conditions are normal.

As is known, which caused a small tsunami earthquake rocked Aceh on Wednesday (11/04/2012). The first quake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale occurred at 15:38 pm. Meanwhile, the next big quake struck at 17:43 pm with the strength of 8.8 on the Richter scale. Until now there has been 28 aftershocks.

Aceh earthquake not only make people panic in Sumatra, but also the citizens of Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, as well as India and the countries of the Indian Ocean.

Government of Thailand tsunami warning alarm in the six provinces of the country's elephants, following an earthquake measuring 8.2 magnitude centered 431 km from the city of Banda Aceh.

Direct government tsunami alarm in six provinces, Phuket, Krabi, Phangnga, Ranong, Satun, and Trang. Warning to alert the evening was finally lifted after there were no reports of damage and casualties.However, the modest size of 10 cm have been reported in Phangnga.

Director of the Thailand National Disaster Warning Center, Samsak Khaosuwan, revoke tsunami warning at 19:30, Wednesday night.

"The highest waves come from the first earthquake recorded 10 cm, Ko Miang in Phangnga, followed by later waves of 30 cm from the second quake," said Khaosuwan. He added there was no damage or significant impact caused by the earthquake in Aceh.

"We will wait and watch in the next 24 hours. However, residents can return to their homes," he said.

The announcement was followed by the announcement Khaosuwan Somsak Thai PM Shinawatra Yingluck in a pre-recorded TV, which urged people to continue to be careful of aftershocks.

"Warning and evacuation system running smoothly. Community must continue to monitor the development of this earthquake," Yingluck said in an announcement on TV around 20:00 Wednesday night.

Most of the business activity is expected to operate again this Thursday.Phuket International Banara was reopened last night after being closed four hours. Business enterprises that were previously suspended operations and evacuated its staff, is expected to operate again.

Executive Vice President of Phuket Fantasia Litti Kewkacha said more than 1,000 employees daro amusement park relocated to another location owned company more secure.

"After the 2004 tsunami experience, we prepare the site safe for our employees, as a precaution," he said.

Earthquake shocks felt by office workers in Bangkok. The earthquake and tsunami warnings forced some companies to close their offices earlier following reports that about tall buildings swayed. While parliamentary debate accelerate them.

In 2004 Aceh earthquake followed by tsunami, at least 8200 people died in Thailand.

Malaysia also hit the panic when the earthquake rocked Aceh on Wednesday afternoon.

The New Straits Times reported, in George Town, Penang, hundreds of shoppers rushed out of the Gurney Plaza shopping center to the promenade after the quake felt.

In Komtar, the audience who were having fun, enjoying the film at the cinema complex on 1st Avenue ran out. Meanwhile, a textile factory in Penang Solok ordered about 1,500 workers out of factories. They were evacuated in an orderly manner.

On the Esplanade, a member of the Civil Defense delivered a number of people away from the promenade by the sea.

Elsewhere, residents of high rise buildings seem rushed down into the open after the shock felt hard.

Another report says, short shocks cause the water out of a swimming pool at the Penang Turf Club at Hanging Rock.

Hotels located along Batu Ferringhi issued a tsunami warning and ask tetamunya alert.

Marketing Communications Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Elisa Saw mengyebutkan, head of the security department and its personnel standby to evacuate guests from the region oantasi as a precaution after receiving a tsunami warning.

GM Hydro Hotel M. Kumar said the manager had told hotek staff and guests about the earthquake in Aceh, and put up an announcement so that guests are not into the beach area.

In Stone Ferrighi, as a precaution, police have instructed a fast food restaurant and gas station outlets to temporarily close their business. They told authorities on Wednesday at 21:00 local time.

Gas station adjoining the restaurant was also ordered to stop operations temporarily, leaving only two pumps. Hotels in the region continue to operate as usual, but they remind guests not to go to the beach for tsunami warning.

Quoting the case in chief, the government issued a warning to residents along the shoreline to avoid the coast of Kuala Muda. Police and firefighters stand at the site.

Villagers in Chart Aham also ordered to vacate their homes.

At 22.00, Malaysia revoke tsunami warnings. Panic and anxiety vanished Malaysian citizens.

Singapore joined a panic when an earthquake measuring 8.6 on the Richter Scale rocked Aceh and parts of Sumatra. Some of the countries of Southeast Asia and South Asia also felt the impact.

The quake was centered in Aceh have an impact on air travel. Singapore's two scheduled flights to Phuket, Thailand, was forced back to Changi International Airport Phuket International Airport was closed due to the reasons for tsunami warning.

SilkAir MI 756 departs from Singapore at 16:45 local time but had to return because news of the tsunami. Silk Air flight other, MI 758 should leave Singapore at 18:35 local time, but his departure was delayed.

Some of the callers who call the hotline MediaCorp revealed that they felt a strong vibration in the Marine Parade, Beach Road, Bukit Panjang, Bendemeer Road, Farrer Road, and Whampoa Road.

But they add, the shock of an earthquake quake was not as bad this time in previous years.

Devi Singh, a resident of Bukit Panjang, said, "It was after 16:50 (or 15:50 pm GMT). I was in front of a computer at home with mother-in-law and my husband when suddenly I felt dizzy. My husband was lying because he also felt dizziness. "

"But when I looked up, I saw the lights swaying from left to right. It takes about 60 seconds. And there are two other shocks for 20 seconds," said Devi.

"We did not leave the building because we feel the same with the previous shocks when the earthquake and tsunami occurred. So we stayed in the building," he added.

Residents Whampoa, Tan Chi Ming, also said he felt like a whipped-whipped. He rushed into his room and saw lights in the ceiling ganting swaying back and forth for 3 minutes to 5 minutes.

Workers building a nine-story building in the area of ​​Beach Road also experienced the same thing. Those in the higher floors felt the shock more powerful and hurried down the stairs.

"Some of us were on the seventh floor, feel the hard shocks. I felt dizzy because of like being in a rocking boat. We are all very worried," said an office worker, Janet Patt.

"I saw everything swaying. Chandelier swaying as well. So we went down," said the other office workers.

Approximately 20-30 minutes later, they returned to the office, after receiving the green light from the building maintenance staff

"He said that he had examined the entire building and make sure no cracks. That is assurance for us to go back to the office," said office worker Chou Yen Tan.

Singapore Red Cross said they had contacted colleagues in Indonesia and monitor the current situation. Singapore Red Cross offers help and always be ready to mobilize manpower assistance, if needed.

National Disaster Management Agency said the Japanese government has expressed its readiness to send assessment teams into the field related to a series of earthquakes that hit Aceh and surrounding areas on Wednesday (04/11/2012) night.

Readiness of the Japanese government presented the Japanese Embassy in Indonesia to BNPB. "Currently, we are still waiting to hear from the team on the field," said Head of Information and Public Relations Data Center BNPB, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a news conference at the office BNPB, Jakarta, on Wednesday night.

In addition to Japan, Prime Minister David Cameron, told reporters at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday, the British government also expressed willingness to assist Indonesia.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Britain is ready to help and we will stand with the people of Indonesia and the Indonesian government," said PM Cameron.

In addition, Sutopo said, according to the instructions of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has been heading for Aceh BNPB of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport at 18:30. BNPB sent three teams to the disaster site.

The first team led by Head of BNPB Syamsul Maarif with a seven-member team from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Public Works, and the National SAR Agency.

A second team led by Deputy Emergency Management BNPB Ruswandi Dody and seven-member. The eight men to Padang, West Sumatra.

"The third team to Bengkulu, led by the Director of Emergency Response BNPB Tri Budiarto. Eight-member team," said Sutopo.

According to Sutopo, BMKG and Coordination Agency for Surveys and Mapping Agency continues to monitor the earthquake and tsunami potential.

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Office workers panic as they evacuate and gather in front an office building in Medan after an earthquake struck Indonesia
Office workers panic as they evacuate and gather in front an office building in Medan after an earthquake struck Indonesia
yusufagusno is based in Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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