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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. News of the disaster spread panic across a region still recovering from a tsunami less than two years ago in which nearly 230,000 people were killed or reported missing, mostly in Indonesia. But there were no reports of...

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. News of the disaster spread panic across a region still recovering from a tsunami less than two years ago in which nearly 230,000 people were killed or reported missing, mostly in Indonesia. But there were no reports of...

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. News of the disaster spread panic across a region still recovering from a tsunami less than two years ago that left nearly 230,000 people killed or missing, mostly in Indonesia. But there were no reports of casualties or damage in...

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. The news spread panic across a region still recovering from a tsunami less than two years ago that left nearly 230,000 people killed or missing, mostly in Indonesia. But there were no reports of casualties or damage in any other...

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. There were no reports of casualties or damage in any other country. But the news caused panic across the region, which is still recovering from a tsunami less than two years ago that left nearly 230,000 people killed or...

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. There were no reports of casualties or damage in any other country. The search for victims was continuing, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told a news conference, adding that five people were known to have died. "An earthquake has...

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. "An earthquake has happened and then was followed by a tsunami on the southern coast of Ciamis (regency)," he said. "It has been reported to me that five people have been declared dead and...

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. The Indonesian parliament passed a bill on Tuesday aimed at cementing a peace deal signed in Helsinki last August between Jakarta and the separatist Free Aceh Movement (GAM), ending a conflict that killed around 15,000 people, mostly civilians, from 1976 to...

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. An agency official said the quake's epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) beneath the sea bed, about 110 km (70 miles) from the city of Gorontalo in northern Sulawesi. It did not generate a tsunami. Huge landslides and flooding caused by torrential rains killed...

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. The quake's Indian Ocean epicenter was in the same area where a massive earthquake triggered a tsunami that left 170,000 people killed and missing in Aceh province in December 2004. A quake with a 6.2 magnitude shook Indonesia's main island of Java late last...


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