7.8 Magnitude Quake Strikes Indonesia

The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a 7.8 magnitude earthquake off the Sumatra coast near the Aceh province. A tsunami watch has been issued.

In 2004, a quake triggered a tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people. CRS recently completed a five-year recovery project in Aceh. On September 12, 2009, Sumatra was rocked by a 8.2 magnitude quake from which it is still recovering.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Indonesia and our CRS and Caritas staff who work in the area.

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