Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Quakes Rattled Traumatized Tsunami Survivors

Japanese warships anchored off the coast of Aceh Monday, the last of the foreign military relief missions to arrive, even as civilians groups began taking control of the unprecedented aid effort. Almost a month after the tsunami killed as many as 234,000 people across the Indian Ocean, a strong earthquake hit Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island, killing one person, and a tremor rattled the provincial capital Banda Aceh, sending frightened tsunami survivors running into the streets. Another quake, measuring 6.5, was recorded west of Great Nicobar island in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which were badly hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami, but there were no reports of casualties or damage