Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tsunami in Samoa, earthquake in Indonesia.

This week 2 natural disaster happened in two different countries. Samoa was hit by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake that causes a 35 ft tsunami. While in Indonesia a 7.9 earthquake brought down buildings, and houses.

Tsunami in Samoa left 150 dead people including a Brit child who has been swept away by the tidal wave. Just like what happened in the Philippines, bodies were in streets, in trees and cars were thrown like toys.

Indonesia also felt the movement of the plates and a 7.9 earthquake occur. Buildings was brought down and left 500 plus dead people. Authorities is now recovering dead bodies and helping people who has been trapped inside a building or in their houses.

Expert said that the epicenter of the earthquake is right in the fault line of the Pacific "Ring of Fire". That's why it was felt in two different countries which is thousands of miles apart. Pacific "Ring of Fire" is where continental plates in the earth's crust meet and earthquakes and volcanic activity are common.

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