Indonesia is once again facing an earthquake

A series of aftershocks, which lasted several hours, took place April 21, 2012 in Indonesia. Feeble attempts to evacuate people found unavailability country to large-scale events: no tsunami warning system, and the existing shelters are not designed for tens of thousands of people.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, for 4 hours on the western coast of North Sumatra earthquake happened 4 from 5.2 to 5.7. The strongest impetus that took place not far from the island of Papua New Guinea, has the power 6.6, and after him, followed by an earthquake of magnitude 5.6. People began to run out in panic from their homes, schools and shops. Tsunami warning was not, and data destruction and no injuries were reported.

Indonesia is located in the most seismically dangerous area of the world, and frequent earthquakes wary of people who are afraid of a tsunami. However, the government is not prepared to carry out any imminent notification of the impending disaster, or be evacuated. In a country in which each year is from 6 to 7000 earthquakes of 4 and above, the issue of security is not a priority. After a 8.6 earthquake, which occurred April 11, 2012, Head of the disaster management admitted that evacuation measures were disordered manner. The tsunami did not happen just because the earthquake was horizontal.

Only now have the power to propose the construction of vertical shelters in regions most affected by the tsunami. In most of these cities are not there, and a dozen shelters, although the distribution of the population must be between 300 and 500 buildings. Such carelessness of the authorities is particularly striking if we remember the December 2004 tsunami took the lives of 230,000 people of Southeast Asia.

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