A former ambassador to Indonesia was in southwest Florida Monday… the same day a massive, 8.7, quake hit just north of Sumatra. Edward Masters who now co-chairs the United States-Indonesia Society spoke in Naples. He says the region is still recovering from the massive tsunami last December. Ambassador Masters says Monday’s quake—though strong—is not necessarily a surprise… because people in the region have been dealing with many large aftershocks.
“This has happened a couple of times since December 26th. That was such a terrible event and so dramatic that every time there’s an earthquake, people head for high ground. And I, frankly, don’t blame them.
Although it didn’t trigger a major tsunami, the most recent quake has claimed lives. Ambassador Masters spoke to the Naples Council on World Affairs. You can hear his full address Wednesday night at 7 on WGCU, 90.1 FM.
Tuesday, 29 March 2005 01:00