Thursday, October 28, 2010
trouble again in Indonesia
The Christian Science Monitor has a decent summary article today of the twin natural hazards that have struck Indonesia within the last week. Monday, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck the west coast, generating a tsunami. On Tuesday, Mt. Merapi erupted. The total who have perished so far is reported at 131. The volcano seems poised to continue erupting as it is for a while. Unfortunately, the recent earthquake is not believed by seismologists to have eased the stress that has been building along the fault line, and another, potentially 8.5 magnitude superquake, remains a possibility.