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2010-01-18 07:40:00

Indonesia may be looking at a catastrophe as a huge tsunami-generating earthquake is possibly expected to hit the city of Padang and the island of Sumatra. A warning was issued by a scientist who miraculously predicted the quake that hit Sumatra in 2005. The warning was issued in a letter to the journal Nature Geoscience. The peril comes from a relentless buildup of pressure over the last two centuries on a section of the Sunda Trench, one of the world's most notorious earthquake zones, which...

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2009-12-14 11:00:35

In the minutes after a strong earthquake struck offshore of the Indonesian city of Padang on Sept. 30, fears of a tsunami prompted hundreds of thousands of residents to evacuate the coastal city. Or try to. The traffic jam resulting from the mass exodus kept most of them squarely in the danger zone, had a tsunami followed the magnitude 7.6 temblor. Stanford researchers who've studied the city have concluded that fleeing residents would have a better chance of surviving a tsunami if instead of...

2009-10-05 05:00:00

- Children in hardest-hit areas remain at risk, warns World Vision - World Vision to open 13 Child-Friendly Spaces to help children recover - Aid agency calls on Indonesian government to prioritize its relief efforts to provide for children PADANG, Indonesia, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As schoolchildren in Indonesia's West Sumatra quake zone were called back to school today, aid group World Vision says these thousands of children affected by last week's earthquake remain the...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.