As you all know, the “Ring of Fire” is one of the most explosive regions in the world. Late yesterday afternoon Stateside (approximately 9-10PM in the Pacific), a volcano and tsunami rocked the islands of Java and Sumatra, killing 100+ people. The twin disasters were particularly devastating due to their proximity (both in time and location).
Please say a prayer and keep the families in your thoughts today. Because it’s not a “media darling,” tragedies like this go unnoticed because they’re hard to rally around (which is unfortunate).
Here’s a link to an article containing all the specifics: Twin Disasters in the Pacific.
Advance warning is still in its infancy in that region of the world, meaning more and more disasters will continue to decimate islands like Java and Sumatra. Along with subpar housing in villages, people are defenseless against the power of nature throughout Indonesia.