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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.

2006-05-31 18:31:17

By Achmad Sukarsono TRIMULYO, Indonesia (Reuters) - Teacher Muhammad Yusan lost many friends when an earthquake and subsequent tsunami hammered Indonesia's Aceh province on December 26, 2004. Now, another earthquake has killed his father and reduced his childhood home to ruins.

2006-05-31 03:49:38

By Achmad Sukarsono BANTUL, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia began immunizing quake survivors against measles on Wednesday and helicopters swept disaster sites on Java island to look for isolated victims, but help was still too slow for many.

2006-05-27 10:53:48

By Achmad Sukarsono YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck around Indonesia's royal city of Yogyakarta on Saturday, killing more than 3,000 people as houses and buildings collapsed near ancient heritage sites.

2006-05-27 10:50:41

By Achmad Sukarsono YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck around Indonesia's royal city of Yogyakarta on Saturday, killing more than 3,000 people as houses and buildings collapsed near ancient heritage sites.

2006-04-02 06:00:08

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake struck off the western Indonesian island of Simeulue on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an Indonesian official said.

2006-02-08 05:54:43

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will miss a deadline to move tens of thousands of people made homeless by the 2004 tsunami into temporary houses because of problems obtaining timber, a senior government official said on Wednesday.

2006-02-04 22:37:52

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A draft law aimed at cementing a peace deal between Indonesia and rebels in Aceh province will be debated for the first time in parliament this week, with legislators facing a tight deadline to pass it.

2006-02-02 04:05:24

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia, which suffered the most from the Indian Ocean tsunami, dismissed on Thursday a report that accused several governments of failing to meet human rights standards in relief efforts.

2006-01-27 23:45:21

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck in the Banda Sea in eastern Indonesia early on Saturday, but there were no reports of casualties or major damage, and local fears of a tsunami proved unfounded.


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