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2006-07-19 05:28:42

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region sent hundreds scrambling for high ground on Wednesday as the toll from Monday's disaster climbed to 550. Rescuers pulled bodies from the debris and aid trickled into worst-hit Pangandaran town while a search continued for about 275 people still missing after the tsunami smashed into a 300-km (185 mile) stretch of coast along southern Java. A light aftershock that shook Pangandaran...

2006-07-19 06:45:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Tall buildings swayed as an earthquake struck the Indonesian capital and nearby parts of Java island on Wednesday, sowing fear two days after an undersea quake triggered a tsunami on the southern coast, witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, but people in several areas fled from office buildings and homes. The quake's strength was 6.2 at its epicenter in the Indian Ocean off the southwestern tip of Java, Fauzi, an official at the national...

2006-07-17 23:57:08

By Heru Asprihanto PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least 230 people were killed after a tsunami smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia's Java island, following a strong undersea earthquake, rescue officials said on Tuesday. No warnings were reported despite efforts around the region to establish early warning systems after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed 230,000 people, including 170,000 in Indonesia. But many residents and tourists recognized the...

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...

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...


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