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2006-07-20 05:20:00

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- Survivors of the Java coast tsunami tried to return to normal life amidst the rubble of disaster on Thursday despite aftershocks that continued to spread fear and anxiety. Tens of thousands displaced by the disaster were housed in temporary shelters. Officials and aid workers said the displaced were generally getting adequate care, but some refugees complained of cramped conditions and needs ranging from underwear to more tents. "It is difficult to...

2006-07-20 01:40:00

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- Survivors of the Java coast tsunami tried to return to normal life amidst the rubble of disaster on Thursday despite aftershocks that continued to spread fear and anxiety. Tens of thousands displaced by the disaster were housed in temporary shelters, and officials and aid workers said they were generally getting adequate care. In the beach town of Pangandaran, fishermen combed through debris, searching for nets and equipment lost when the tsunami crashed...

2006-07-18 12:35:00

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - A tsunami that swept through fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island killed 368 people and more than 200 others are missing, officials said on Tuesday. More than 54,000 people have been displaced, they said. There was no warning before the waves struck on Monday, despite efforts to set up warning systems after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami left 230,000 dead or missing, including 170,000 in Indonesia. But many residents and...

2006-07-18 11:47:14

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll from a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island has crossed 340, and more than 200 people are missing, officials said on Tuesday. More than 54,000 people have been displaced, they said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck on Monday, despite regional efforts to establish early warning systems after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that left 230,000...

2006-07-18 09:29:14

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll from a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island has crossed 340, and over 200 more people are missing, officials said on Tuesday. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead and more than 54,000 people were displaced, they said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck on Monday afternoon, despite regional efforts to establish early warning...

2006-07-18 07:20:21

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll rose swiftly toward 300 on Tuesday after a strong undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead, 131 people were missing and 34,013 people were displaced, officials said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck late Monday afternoon, despite regional efforts to establish...

2006-07-18 04:33:03

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian responses ranged from despair to acceptance after a tsunami on Monday killed at least 256 people on Java, the latest in a line of disasters to hit the sprawling, developing nation in recent years. The biggest was the December 2004 tsunami that struck Indonesia's Aceh province the hardest, leaving 170,000 people dead or missing. But since then, few months have gone by without landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or floods that have taken or...

2006-07-18 05:55:00

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- The death toll rose swiftly over 300 on Tuesday after a strong undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead, 131 people were missing and 34,013 people were displaced, officials said. No warnings had been reported ahead of the waves, which struck late Monday afternoon, despite regional efforts to establish early warning...

2006-07-18 03:28:40

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 256 people were killed after a tsunami smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island, following a strong undersea earthquake, a Red Cross official said on Tuesday. At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead, 122 people were missing and 28,000 people were displaced, officials said. No warnings were reported ahead of the waves despite regional efforts to establish early warning systems after...

2006-07-17 20:32:18

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescuers picked through debris on Indonesia's Java island on Tuesday, searching for survivors a day after a tsunami killed at least 105 people. Officials said nearly 130 people were still missing after Monday's huge waves, triggered by an undersea earthquake, crashed into Java's southern coast, washing away buildings, wooden cottages and kiosks lining the shoreline facing the Indian Ocean. "The search for victims is still going...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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