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2006-07-17 16:14:59

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - A tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Java island on Monday killed 105 people, swept away buildings and damaged hundreds of fishing boats, officials and witnesses said.

2006-07-17 12:52:09

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia's Java island on Monday killed at least 80 people, swept away buildings and damaged hundreds of fishing boats, officials and witnesses said.

2006-07-17 11:14:49

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the southern coast of Java island swept away buildings at an Indonesian beach resort on Monday and killed between 40 and 50 people, a Red Cross official said.

2006-07-17 10:20:00

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the southern coast of Java island swept away buildings at an Indonesian beach resort on Monday and killed nearly 40 people, an official and media reports said.

2006-07-17 10:17:34

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong undersea earthquake off the southern coast of Indonesia's Java island on Monday triggered a tsunami that swept away buildings at a popular beach resort and killed at least 11 people, according to local news reports.

2006-07-17 07:27:09

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong undersea earthquake struck off the southern coast of Indonesia's Java island on Monday, triggering a tsunami that swept away wooden buildings and killed at least five people, officials said.

2006-07-17 06:33:46

By Muklis Ali JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong undersea earthquake struck off Indonesia's West Java province on Monday, triggering a tsunami that Indonesia's president said killed at least five people. The search for victims was continuing, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told a news conference.

2006-07-12 06:55:34

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Many residents in Indonesia's Aceh say they are unaware of the specifics of a new law giving the ravaged province greater autonomy, but don't want any opposition to it to derail a new-found peace.

2006-06-24 23:29:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sunday, but the state meteorology and geophysics agency said there were no reports of casualties or damage.

2006-06-08 03:36:31

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 5.1 magnitude undersea earthquake struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra on Thursday, but the state meteorology and geophysics agency said it would not generate a tsunami nor cause damage.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.