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Indonesia Earthquake

Sumatra Quake: Man Amputates Leg To Free Himself From Rubble

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

"I was just thinking I have to save my Adik (little brother)", says Eman a construction worker with an incredible story of courage and survival in the wake of the recent Sumatran earthquake.

Indonesia: Search For Missing Survivors Called Off As Hope Fades

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and IRWAN FIRDAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PADANG, Indonesia — Workers used backhoes Tuesday to demolish buildings damaged in Indonesian's giant earthquake that left hundreds if not thous...

Earthquake Rocks Indonesia As Nation Recovers From Last Month's Quake

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong undersea earthquake caused minor damage and made buildings in Indonesia's capital sway Friday, but there were no i...

Day One in Padang, Indonesia: Aid Worker Arrives in Earthquake Zone

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

In all my years of working in the aid world, starting in 1978 in Indonesia, I have never witnessed such a rapid and relentless series of crises as I've seen this week.

3 Villages "Obliterated" By Indonesian Earthquake

AP | IRWAN FIRDAUS and ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PADANG, Indonesia — The death toll from Indonesia's massive earthquake will likely double as officials on Saturday reached rural communities wip...

Ratna Kurniasari Virgo, 19, Rescued 40 Hours After Indonesia Earthquake

AP | IRWAN FIRDAUS and ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PADANG, Indonesia — Ratna Kurniasari Virgo lay surrounded by death for 40 hours – trapped with a broken leg between the collapsed walls of...

Indonesian Earthquake And Recovery Efforts (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

International recovery teams are making there way to Sumatra in Western Indonesia, where two days ago a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit. According to th...

Indonesia Redux: The Quakes Continue, Aid Flows

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Walden

The never ending series of Pacific Rim natural disasters continues but the American public's response has been tepid at best

VIDEO: Tsunami, Earthquake Disasters In Asia

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reports are coming in that most Samoans were barely given a three minute warning before a deadly tidal wave struck early Wednesday morning killing at ...

Asia Hit By Tsunamis, Earthquakes: Send Us Your Photos

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Earthquakes and tsunamis have wreaked havoc on multiple nations in Asia and the South Pacific over the past few days, killing hundreds, causing seriou...

Indonesia, Vietnam, American Samoa: Send Aid Now To Areas Ravaged By Disasters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the last week and a half, a number of natural disasters have struck locations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. After two catastrophic typho...

Indonesia: Earthquake Hits Along Same Fault Line That Spawned 2004 Tsunami

AP | IRWAN FIRDAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia Wednesday, trapping thousands under collapsed buildings – including two hospitals – and triggering landslides. At least 75 people were killed on Sumatra island and the death toll was expected to climb sharply.

The magnitude 7.6 quake struck at 5:15 p.m. local time (1015GMT, 6:15 a.m. EDT), just off the coast of Padang city the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was along the same fault line that spawned the massive 2004 Asian tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

A tsunami warning for countries along the Indian Ocean was issued, and panicked residents fled to higher ground fearing giant waves. The warning was lifted about an hour later.

When the quake struck, the ground was shaking so hard that people sat down on the streets to avoid falling over, footage shot in Padang and broadcast by local TVOne network showed.

Children screamed as residents tried to put out fires started in the quake. Thousands fled the coast in cars and motorbikes, honking horns.

UPDATES: Earthquakes Rock Samoa, Indonesia; Typhoon Strikes Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VIETNAM -- HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HOMELESS: The Christian Science Monitor details the carnage left by the typhoon: The typhoon that ravaged the Philip...

Indonesian Quake Toll Keeps Rising, Dozens Still Missing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian rescue workers pulled several bodies from the rubble of a giant landslide Friday, lifting the death toll from a ...

Strong Indonesian Quake Kills 32, Flattens Homes

AP | IRWIN FEDRIANSYAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIKANGKARENG, Indonesia — Rescuers dug through rocks and debris with their bare hands Thursday in search of dozens of villagers believed buried ...