Monday, May 29, 2006

Relief for Indonesia

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia has killed about 5,000 people. It's really a shame that so many died because most of those deaths were preventable. I was living in Lacey, WA when the Nisqually Earthquake hit in 2001, no one died directly as a result of that earthquake and it was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake. Compared with 1994 Northridge Earthquake, 57 people died. Northridge was a 6.7 earthquake.

Obviously, levels of development in earthquake prone areas contribute to the survivability of a major earthquake. Thankfully, the relief infrastructure that was set up after the Christmas Tsunami is still in place. However, they need your help.
United Methodist Committe on Relief
Direct Relief International


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