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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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