Saturday, May 27, 2006

Earthquake in Java

More than 2,700 people have already been confirmed dead in the aftermath of a quake that measured 6.2 on the Richter scale. The quake was centered near the densely populated city of Yogyakarta in Java. Many thousands more are injured and now homeless.

The quake is likely releated to the increased volcanic activity in recent weeks at Mount Merapi. There are some concerns that the volcano may become more active.

Let us please send these people our prayers and whatever little bit we can spare to help in the relief efforts. Many of the small villages appear to have been completely destroyed.

And let us never forget how tenuous is our existence in this vast and amazing world.

Images are from CNN.

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