Patricio Cuevas is World Vision’s Communications Manager in Banda Aceh in Indonesia. He are a few of his observations following the March 28 8.7 earthquake.
|First Hand Account of the Banda Aceh Earthquake|
"I’m scared, but I’m OK. We felt this massive quake. It was very long — it felt like two minutes, or more. Our house was shaking. Cars were dancing. We ran outside. It was a horrible situation. The buildings were shaking a lot. People were screaming, running away.
I do not think we have any injuries or deaths. But I am not sure yet. Since the tsunami, this was the worst quake.
We lost electricity for more than an hour. Many parts of the city are still without power, as of about two in the morning.
There are no plans yet to evacuate World Vision staff. Our security staff are investigating our buildings. People are still very, very scared ...”