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Quake and Tsunami Hit Indonesia!

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posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 09:49 AM
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The earthquake of 7.2 magnitudes (USGS record) rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta causing buidings to sway creating panic among the population. The epicenter which was about 150 miles southwest of java's western coast, has caused the tsunami which took the lives of at least 37 people.
 



www.msnbc.msn.com
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake sent a 6-foot-high tsunami crashing into beach resorts on Indonesia’s Java island Monday, killing at least 37 people and extensively damaging hotels, restaurants and homes, officials and witnesses said.

One tourist said she saw about 20 bodies at a health clinic while Metro TV, quoting an Indonesian lawmaker, said at least 37 were killed.

Thousands of people fled to higher ground along a 110-mile stretch of the densely populated island’s southern coast, some shouting “Tsunami! Tsunami!” and climbing trees or crowding into mosques to pray.




Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


The tsunami alert is high along the southern coastal line of java, as the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, held a press conference in which he urged residence to move to safe places in a orderly fashion. The search is still going on for those who are still missing. rescue teams have been dispatched to the disaster zone to help the relief process.


Related News Links:
abcnews.go.com
www.theage.com.au

[edit on 17-7-2006 by the_sentinal]




posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 04:00 PM
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There was a second earthquake, an aftershock, in the area, a 6.1 in the richter scale. My heart goes ouf to the families of those who died because of the tsunami. BTW, according to one source I read there are at least 86 dead and at least 77 missing.


news.yahoo.com...

The information can be found under "Related Video", under the picture of Indonesian school children.



posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 07:34 PM
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yea, the death toll was rising at the time of the writing of the article so I knew the count would be lower than the actual number, one witness said that the ocean receded 1500 feet before coming back in.



posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 07:57 PM
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The_Sentinal

Would this affect the east coast? I'll do without the smileys because this is serious.

(
) Thank you for the story, as always. We see gloom and doom everywhere lately. I sure hope those poor people dont suffer huge losses this time around.


What next? One thing is for sure, we can never say "Things cant get much worse"



posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 08:10 PM
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Thanks dg, with all that is happening right now, the world has an uneasy feeling about the near future it seems that roughly about every three months some new disaster is unfolding somewhere, it's really very disconcerting to those of us that watch the news regularly



posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 08:21 PM
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At least 105 dead. Tourists are among the missing.


Channelnewsasia.com: At least 105 dead as Indonesia's tsunami nightmare returns

18 July 2006



Putu Suryawan, an official at the Indonesian Red Cross disaster centre in the capital Jakarta, told AFP by telephone that as of 3:45 am on Tuesday (2045 GMT Monday), 105 people were confirmed dead and 127 others were reported missing. "This is a preliminary report. There is still a possibility for the figures to change," he told AFP. "This is still the early stages of the disaster." The dead were residents of West Java, Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces, Suryawan said.


Two Swedish children aged between five and 10 years old, along with four Dutch tourists, were reported missing in Pangandaran after the tsunami, officials in Sweden and the Netherlands said.

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posted on Jul, 17 2006 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by the_sentinal
The earthquake of 7.2 magnitudes (USGS record) rocked the Indonesian capital, Jakarta causing buidings to sway creating panic among the population.


Wow! How much can these poor folks take? I feel for them and especially, hope the death toll isn't nearly as high as the media is reporting.

Are these a prelimunary to something bigger, much bigger? Something along the lines of Krakatoa? That's alot of tsunami in the last two years. Maybe just coincidence?



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 12:39 AM
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Now the count is higher...262 dead and 160 missing.
I am afraid it will be worse as the authorities are able to search more and more of the areas affected.


A tsunami crashed into beach resorts and fishing villages on Java island Monday, killing at least 262 people and leaving more than 160 missing after bulletins failed to reach the region because no warning system was in place.


www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 12:43 AM
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BTW, they have been having a lot of aftershocks, most of them 5+ and higher after the main one.

www.iris.edu...


DATE LAT LON MAG DEPTH km REGION
18-JUL-2006 04:18:22 -9.39 108.76 5.6 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
18-JUL-2006 03:27:51 -0.17 124.97 5.8 25.0 SOUTHERN MOLUCCA SEA
18-JUL-2006 03:01:48 -9.28 108.87 5.2 31.3 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
18-JUL-2006 00:31:28 -19.10 -70.81 4.8 24.4 NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
18-JUL-2006 00:15:50 -9.25 108.85 5.7 35.5 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 23:24:31 -9.38 108.67 4.8 35.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 22:31:49 -17.58 -173.32 5.1 35.0 TONGA ISLANDS
17-JUL-2006 20:41:54 32.97 96.14 5.0 25.5 QINGHAI, CHINA
17-JUL-2006 19:49:32 -9.11 107.84 5.4 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 19:48:30 0.20 119.68 5.4 43.5 MINAHASSA PENINSULA, SULAWESI
17-JUL-2006 19:09:31 -9.18 107.82 5.1 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 16:38:38 -9.46 107.63 5.4 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 16:09:52 -9.39 108.83 5.8 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 15:45:57 -9.45 108.27 6.3 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 15:42:02 -9.54 107.72 5.5 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 14:50:55 -9.20 106.99 5.2 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 13:53:48 -9.57 108.04 5.1 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 13:39:23 -9.98 107.89 4.9 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 12:52:10 -9.08 107.80 5.4 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 11:07:37 -9.49 107.73 5.9 40.7 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 10:44:37 -9.04 107.78 5.4 40.4 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 10:09:08 -8.86 107.80 6.0 20.0 JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 09:13:10 -9.13 107.65 6.1 46.6 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 09:05:17 -9.80 107.96 5.7 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 08:19:25 -9.33 107.26 7.7 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA

www.iris.edu...

The last one is the earthquake which caused the Tsunami.

Let's hope those are really aftershocks.

[edit on 18-7-2006 by Muaddib]



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 01:06 AM
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thanks Muaddib, those numbers are cause for alarm because they seem higher than normal and given the area it certainly could be a pre-cursor to a bigger event.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 01:53 AM
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Just and update, there is now an estimated 300 dead.

yahoo news


PANGANDARAN, Indonesia - A tsunami crashed into beach resorts and fishing villages on Java island Monday, killing more than 300 people and leaving more than 160 missing after bulletins failed to reach the region because no warning system was in place.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 03:39 PM
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keeps climbing... death toll 341..missing 230

Death Toll in Indonesian Tsunami Hits 341

with everything going on in the mideast, this tragedy isn't getting much media attention.



posted on Jul, 18 2006 @ 09:23 PM
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There are still 200 people missing as the death toll rises above 340.....very sad.


df1

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 10:52 AM
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so urce
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A strong earthquake caused tall buildings to sway in the Indonesian capital Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to the streets just days after a deadly tsunami struck main island of Java.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The region has been hit by a series of aftershocks following the earlier 7.7 event and populace has been cautioned to stay alert.



posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 01:59 PM
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The news keep getting worse and worse, the death toll now is 520...


The death toll in the Indonesian tsunami has risen to at least 520, fuelling questions over why no warning was given ahead of the disaster.

Government officials said they received a warning that the island of Java was threatened by a tsunami following an underwater earthquake off the coast.

news.bbc.co.uk...



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