11 April 2012

Simelue Sumatera Earthquake April 2012

Tsunami Travel Time Estimation: Sumatera Earthquake 2012
Tsunami Travel Time Estimation: Sumatera Earthquake 2012

Sumatera earthquake 2012, just unofficial report from Padang, West Sumatera - Earthquake just strike in western Sumatera island ocean on 11 April 2012, near Simelue Island. 4 minutes, Mag: 8.9, 8.5, 6.5 SR, 10KM. All provinces in western Sumatera island such as NAD, North Sumatera, West Sumatera, Bengkulu and Lampung mentioned will be affected. Situation in Padang, my home city in West Sumatera very crowd and traffic jump every where. Tsunami sirens are blaring.

Besides Indonesia, several countries is alerted by USGS, especially India, Srilanka, Australia and Thailand to take an action to safe their people.

Tsunami warning is still not revoked by the authority. Click above image to enlarge and get the tsunami travel time estimation. Tsunami alert warning will continue until next one hour from now (05.20 pm GMT+7). All people in Sumatera island is in alert situation now.

5:43 pm GMT+7, the 4th earthquake strikes. Magnitude 8.1SR, 10KM. Tsunami alert warning again (still as part of the first 1st warning) since the first warning still on going. Two hours additional time for the tsunami alert warning from now. Will be end at 7:43 GMT +7. Location is near to the first earthquake: 2.31 north latitude and 92.67 east longitude.

8:45 pm GMT +7, Tsunami early warning caused by the earthquake mag: 8.1SR, date: 11-Apr-11, 17:43:11 pm GMT +7, has been terminated by the authority. Streets in the center of the city of Padang, West Sumatra, deserted from the rider. Business activities have been closed. Many residents fled to the eastern city on the plateau.

There is no detail information reported by the authority about damage and casualties caused by the today earthquake. National Disaster Management Agency of Indonesia to send 500 personnels to Aceh. Numerous personnel will be sent to Padang, West Sumatera as well. 

Final update:
Today, 12 April 2012, people in Padang return to normal activities. The total number of aftershocks recorded since yesterday was not monitored for sure. Correction of the authority of the earthquake magnitude are 8.9 to 8.3 and 8.8 to 8.1. Documenting the damage and casualties is still performed in all affected areas.

Yesterday also an earthquake in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. 7.8SR magnitude, but has been revised to 6.5SR. Tsunami warning for the Pacific countries are not enabled.

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17 February 2012

Honesty in Life

Honesty in Life
What we know about honesty is a mental attitude which is very hard to find. Today it's hard to find honesty as more people are likely to lie. Many people lie to get money to meet economic needs and power. People who are caught doing lie would get a negative view from people around him. Examples such as investigation of cases of corruption committed by state officials to cover up the deed (s)he did. Now is a scene captured on television news about the witnesses who is also suspected of corruption which is considered to lie by making wrong statements before the trial court.

Lie will also cause misery if we do it to get what we want and harm others. Let's say that honestly, because it was better. Honest also brings us to an abundance of happiness. Sometimes we unknowingly do lie and make us forget ourselves. In fact what we are doing is clearly wrong and there is no point, it can even hurt yourself.

Honest is a symbol of trust, so that in doing all things with our honesty will be appreciated by everyone. People also trust us for what we have done and make ourselves feel no burden of thought. Even be beneficial to our own. But if we do lie, then life will never be quiet. Indeed, it is very difficult to do right, but for people who genuinely do not. For those who believe, surely God gives us a way that gives happiness in life if we live our lives with honesty.

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14 February 2012

Contract Marriage: Sex and Money

Contract Marriage, Sex and Money
Temporary marriages or contract marriage are marriages that are only done for the mere gratification and not think about the risk to be faced. Those who do not think length about contract marriage impact to their future. Even they thought it was fiction that only for immediate gratification. But those who do contract marriage is prohibited in some communities or belief. Because contract marriage no more than sex and money.

Pros and cons of the contract marriage is still ongoing at the Puncak of western Java, Indonesia. Until now continues to be debated. Some parties considered such practices are not harmful, because the contract marriage for the woman undergoing economic needs are met. But on the other hand, contract marriage even more harmful to society, because many young women whose age was given in marriage by her parents just to get money.

Generally, a foreign citizen who do the contract marriages in Indonesia comes from the middle east. There are also women who are prepared to be married for temporary from the outposts of the village. Their parents are willing to marry off their children for the foreign people because of the parents of the judge that does not work, just sitting at home, then the child is mated with the goal of at least able to help the family economy.

Moreover, we have heard that person who is brought as a female witness not a real family. In the perception of Islamic law, marriage is for permanent and not temporary, and encouraged to reach the happiness of the whole family. Either spouse or offspring. I believe contract marriages has negative impact for women and got the blame around, and the future of her children who have been right through the process of mating the contract marriage will not receive a clear status before the law.

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