It 's the same old story. When these countries had the opportunity to have a warning system set up.. "nah we'll be ok" it was REJECTED!!
Now its happened and with terrible consequences.. but on saying that even the most sophisicated of warning systems cannot prevent loss of human life totally.
Earthquakes, wherever they occur are highly unpredictable. The epicentre Aceh,was on the Indian Plate which in turn is part of the "Ring of Fire" area. As soon as I saw this information given out ,my heart sank. Unfortunately Humans grow complacent and now they have paid the ultimate price... with their lives, but it ALWAYS takes the loss of life to hit the message home.
The Bible states:-
"Just like the days of NOAH, no one took any notice until the flood came and swept them all away."
May all those affected and to those who lost their lives find peace !!
Being ill sucks. Never take life for granted!!