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PADANG, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake that struck western Indonesia trapped thousands of people under collapsed buildings — including hospitals, a hotel and a classroom, officials said. At least 200 bodies were found in one coastal city and the toll was expected to be far higher.
The temblor Wednesday started fires, severed roads and cut off power and communications to Padang, a coastal city of 900,000 on Sumatra island. Thousands fled in panic, fearing a tsunami. It was felt hundreds of miles (kilometers) away in Malaysia and Singapore, causing buildings there to sway.
The undersea quake of 7.6 magnitude was followed by a powerful, shallow inland earthquake on Thursday morning with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It hit about 150 miles (240 kilometers) south of Padang at a depth of just under 20 miles (24 kilometers).
Shallow, inland earthquakes generally are more destructive. There were reports that the second quake badly damaged dozens of additional buildings.
In Padang, the capital of West Sumatra province, the shaking was so intense from Wednesday's temblor that people crouched or sat on the street to avoid falling. Children screamed as an exodus of thousands of frantic residents fled the coast in cars and motorbikes, honking horns.
At least 500 buildings in Padang collapsed or were badly damaged, said Disaster Management Agency spokesman Priyadi Kardono, adding that 200 bodies had been pulled from the rubble there. The extent of damage in surrounding areas was still unclear due to poor communications. Indonesia, a poor, sprawling nation with limited resources, was cobbling together an emergency aid response, and the government was preparing for the possibility of thousands of deaths.
Padang's mayor appealed for assistance on Indonesian radio station el-Shinta.
"We are overwhelmed with victims and ... lack of clean water, electricity and telecommunications," Mayor Fauzi Bahar said. "We really need help. We call on people to come to Padang to evacuate bodies and help the injured."
Hundreds of people were trapped under collapsed buildings in Padang alone, including a four-star hotel, he said. Other collapsed or seriously damaged buildings included hospitals, mosques, a school and a mall.
"I was studying math with my friends when suddenly a powerful earthquake destroyed everything around me," an unidentified boy told the TVOne broadcaster. He escaped out of the top floor just as the three-story structure, used for after-school classes, crumpled.
TVOne footage showed heavy equipment breaking through layers of cement in search of more than 30 children it said were missing and feared dead.
Thousands were believed trapped throughout the province, said Rustam Pakaya, head of the Health Ministry's crisis center.
Search and rescue teams were working in heavy rain when the second strong quake struck, causing widespread panic and badly damaging 30 houses in Jambi, another Sumatran town. It was not yet clear if there were injuries, said Jambi Mayor Hasfiah, who uses only one name, like many Indonesians. Frantic parents were seen rushing to local schools in search of their children.
"This is a high-scale disaster," Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari told Metro TV, referring to the Wednesday quake.
The first quake struck just off the coast of Padang, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It occurred a day after a killer tsunami hit islands in the South Pacific and was along the same fault line that spawned the 2004 Asian tsunami that killed 230,000 people in a dozen nations.
A tsunami warning was issued Wednesday for countries along the Indian Ocean, but was lifted after about an hour; there were no reports of giant waves.
The shaking in Padang felled trees and crushed cars. A foot could be seen sticking out from one pile of rubble. At daybreak, residents used their bare hands to search for survivors, pulling at the wreckage and tossing it away piece by piece.
"People ran to high ground," said Kasmiati, who lives on the coast near the quake's epicenter. "I was outside, so I am safe, but my children at home were injured," she said before her cell phone went dead.
The loss of telephone service deepened the worries of those outside the stricken area.
"I want to know what happened to my sister and her husband," said Fitra Jaya, who owns a house in downtown Padang and was in Jakarta when the quake hit. "I tried to call my family there, but I could not reach anyone at all."
Hospitals struggled to treat the injured as their relatives hovered nearby.
Indonesia's government announced $10 million in emergency response aid and medical teams and military planes were being dispatched to set up field hospitals and distribute tents, medicine and food rations.
Local television reported more than two dozen landslides in the province. Some blocked roads, causing miles-long traffic jams of cars and trucks.
On Tuesday, a powerful earthquake off the South Pacific islands of Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga — thousands of miles (kilometers) from Indonesia — spawned tsunami that killed at least 120 people. Experts said the seismic events were not related.
|6:9||Janganlah kita jemu-jemu berbuat baik, karena apabila sudah datang waktunya, kita akan menuai, jika kita tidak menjadi lemah.|
|6:10||Karena itu, selama masih ada kesempatan bagi kita, marilah kita berbuat baik kepada semua orang, tetapi terutama kepada kawan-kawan kita seiman......galatia 6:9-10|
memang orang yang di bilang baik tentunya ada upah yang Tuhan sediakan. mari saudara berbua baik kepada semua orang. walaupun sepertinya sulit. karena seperti ayat diatas dikatakan selagi masih ada kesempatan. karena akan tiba masanya kita tidak dapat melakukan apa apa lagi terhadap sesama alias pulang kerumah Bapa...seram ahhh.
anyway, orang yang berbuat baik saja belum tentu masuk surga apalagi orang yang jahat.
Doa: Tuhan kami mau melakukan yang baik terhadap sesama kami seperti Engkau melakukan nya terhadap kami. ajar kami untuk hidup bukan hanya ber iman tapi juga melalui perbuatan. amin
usahakanlah kesejahteraan kota ke mana kamu Aku buang, dan berdoalah untuk kota itu kepada Tuhan, sebab kesejahteraannya adalah kesejahteraanmu ....yeremia 29:7
berapa sering kita mendengar ayat ini? berapa sering kita telah melakukankan?. saudara ku ini jelas Tuhan ber firman bahwa kesejahteraan kita dimulai dari kesejahteraan kota dimana kita tinggal.
mari saudara ku saya mau mengajak saudara untuk tidak berdoa hanya untuk kita pribadi selalu. mari mulai berdoa untuk kota dimana kita tinggal. berdoa agar setiap business atau toko yang ada tidak bangrut. berdoa agar setiap rumah tangga yang ada tidak hancur berantakan, berdoa agar para pemimpin (ketua rt, rw, kelurahan,etc) dapat melakukan pekerjaannya dengan baik.
saudaraku ketauilah bahwa dimana saudara berada saat ini Tuhan ada rencana. Tuhan ingin kita berdoa bagi kota dimana kita tinggal.
Doa: Tuhan kami bersyukur kalau Engkau tempat kan kami di mana kami tinggal saat ini. kami ingin berdoa untuk para pemimpin kota kami biarlah mereka mempunyai hati yang takut akan Engkau, kami berdoa biarlah roh kemakmuran (PROSPERITY) mengalir Kau limpah kan di kota kami, kami mau tolak roh kemiskinan dari kota Kami. dalam nama Tuhan Yesus. Berkati setiap rumah tangga biar menjadi rumah tangga yang harmonis dalam nama Tuhan Yesus. Amin