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Jakarta Post

The message of disaster

Damage to a ward is seen at the Ngudi Waluyo hospital in Blitar, East Java, on April 10, 2021, after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Java island. (AFP/Avian)
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Jakarta   ●   Mon, April 12 2021

The earthquake that jolted Malang, East Java, and its surroundings on Saturday and continued to send aftershocks into Sunday was small compared to Indonesia’s most devastating disaster this century: the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Aceh. But, once again, we have been reminded of the need to prepare for natural disasters.

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency has recorded at least eight deaths, 40 injuries and more than 1,100 damaged houses from the 6.0 magnitude quake.

The deadly temblor struck as East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara were recovering from the fatal impacts of tropical cyclone Seroja, which killed more than 200 in the provinces and the neighboring country of Timor Leste on April 4. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo visited the victims of the cyclone on Friday and pledged to relocate them to new settlements.

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