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30 September 2016 17:06 (South Africa)
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More tsunami warnings after second quake off Indonesia

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    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

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Following an earthquake that measured 8.3 on the Richter Scale off the island of American Samoa less than a day ago, a further quake of 7.6-magnitude struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra coast on Wednesday. The latter quake destroyed buildings and started fires in the city of Padang, reports said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii has issued a tsunami watch for Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Thailand.

Meanwhile, Australia has rushed to provide aid to the tiny island country of Samoa, which felt the full brunt of a tsunami after the earlier quake. At least three Australian tourists died and six others are missing in the aftermath.

Read more: Reuters, The Age

Read previous The Daily Maverick story on Samoa tsunami here

 

 

 

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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