Today, a @thersaf C-130 transport aircraft will head for Indonesia to help in the reconstruction efforts, in support of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI). The C-130 deployment is in response to a request by the Indonesian Government, and will be useful to transport people and supplies in rebuilding the communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Pembangunan Integrated Community Shelter (ICS) di Desa Sibalaya Utara, Kec. Taman Bulava, Kab. Sigi, yang sudah dimulai beberapa hari lalu, sudah mencapai progress 90%.
Sebanyak kurang lebih 60 unit hunian sementara, 1 unit Masjid, 2 lokal MCK dan 1 lokal ruang sekretariat serta ruang layanan kesehatan.
Relawan konstruksi yang didatangkan dari Jawa Barat, berkerja keras bersama relawan lokal alias warga setempat, untuk segera menyelesaikan pembangunan komplek hunian sementara untuk lebih dari 100KK di wilayah tersebut.
Sahabat, mohon doakan selalu agar proses pembangunan komplek ICS di beberapa wilayah terdampak gempa di Sulawesi Tengah, dapat berjalan dengan lancar.
We have LOVED our time on Gili T. Although the partying side isn’t really for us, we’ve been more than happy to snorkel / dive in the day and make the most of our evenings here. You can just see mount Rinjani from the dive shop in this photo, which is a very stark reminder that we are in ‘the ring of fire’ and with the beautiful surroundings, comes the danger of being in such a paradise. The island is still working so hard to recover from its earthquake in August, and I feel like the truth should be seen. All blogs that we had read had advised that there was a little bit of building work, and that was all. I think it’s only right so you can appreciate how friendly and welcoming the locals are after such a tough few months of rebuilding their lives, to show you the reality of being on an island recently hit by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. I’ll post a mini tour of the island on our story later today.
This isn’t to put you off at all, it is to make you appreciate how lucky we are and how even when a natural disaster can destroy so much, the locals continue with a smile, because they are simply happy to be alive. It really puts things into perspective.
Sardis, southeast of Thyatira, became the capital of the Lydian Kingdom in the 7th century BC, which is famous for minting the first known coins. The wealth of Sardis came from the fertile farmland outside the city, the textile industry, and the Pactolus river which provided water and contained electrum dust. During the 1st century, the city had a gymnasium, a theater with a capacity of 20,000, a stadium that could hold 12,000 spectators, an aqueduct, public baths, temples to Augustus, Tiberius, and later Vespasian, and a famous temple to Artemis that was still in ruins and being rebuilt. Most of the public buildings were in the north third of the city, while south of Marble Road was primarily a residential area. The famous synagogue of Sardis, known as the largest in the ancient world and able to accommodate about 1,000 people, was constructed in the 3rd century AD adjacent to and over the earlier gymnasium complex. In Revelation, the letter to the church of Sardis said they have a name that is alive and dead, and then a command to “wake up, and strengthen the things which remain.” The language perhaps connects to the destructive earthquake of 17 AD which toppled the city, retaining its name even though it had been destroyed, and then the extensive rebuild. This earthquake also occurred at night, when people were asleep, and the residents had apparently not paid attention to the tremors preceding the massive quake. Emperor Tiberius gave Sardis 10 million sesterces to rebuild the city, plus five years of tax exemption. In gratitude to the Emperor for granting money and tax exemption, Sardis erected a statue of Tiberius with an inscription calling him the “Founder of the city.” Melito, who wrote an apologetic defense of Christianity to philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius, plus other scholarly works, was probably the foremost bishop of Asia Minor in the 2nd century AD, living in Sardis and leading the Church there. Revelation 3:1-6. #archaeology#biblicalarchaeology#biblearchaeology#sardis#turkey#lydia#roman#emperor#tiberius#augustus#earthquake#gymnasium#synagogue#melito#revelation#newtestament#church#christianity
This leg of the trip we'll be using Shinkansen! High speed trains, this time it was the Sakura train with a speed of 300km/h. Starting of with a trip to Kumamoto to see the Kumamoto castle. A great castle, said to be one of the three greatest in Japan. Unfortunately it was devastated from a earthquake in 2016. Now it is being reconstructed with the aim that every stone is returned to its place, a plan that is going to take 20 years. Completion 2037, need to revisit it then!
We also feasted on some local food and other delicacies like Taipien which is like a ramen with sea food and glas nudels. Sweets like mushageshi and ikinari dango (Google it, really good!) #kumamoto#taipien#shinkansen#sakura#castle#earthquake#mushagaeshi#ikinari#ikinaridango#googlelocalguide#googlelocalguides
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Did you feel it? An earthquake struck northern Mexico’s Baja California peninsula Monday, causing tremors felt in San Diego County.
The 4.8 quake was located near Alberto Oviedo Mota at 12:18 p.m.
The initial quake was followed by a 3.3 aftershock in the same area seven minutes later.
Alberto Oviedo Mota is roughly 160 miles from San Diego. . . .
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