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2006-07-22 02:23:33

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fears of disease grew in Indonesia's tsunami-hit areas on Saturday as thousands of people camped out in the heat with no clean water five days after the disaster that killed nearly 700 people. Several thousand people fled to camps in hills above the beach town of Pangandaran after Monday's tsunami, which displaced some 45,000 along a 300-km (185-mile) stretch of the south coast of Java, Indonesia's most populous island. Some are still...

2006-07-20 22:40:30

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was set on Friday to visit this beach town, hardest hit by the deadly south Java coast tsunami, as it struggles to return to normalcy. Tens of thousands displaced by the disaster, which killed at least 592 people along a 300-km (185-mile) stretch of coast, remained housed in temporary shelters. But there were signs of normal life in the town. Pedal-powered tri-shaws cruised the streets...

2006-07-20 05:20:00

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- Survivors of the Java coast tsunami tried to return to normal life amidst the rubble of disaster on Thursday despite aftershocks that continued to spread fear and anxiety. Tens of thousands displaced by the disaster were housed in temporary shelters. Officials and aid workers said the displaced were generally getting adequate care, but some refugees complained of cramped conditions and needs ranging from underwear to more tents. "It is difficult to...

2006-07-20 01:40:00

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia -- Survivors of the Java coast tsunami tried to return to normal life amidst the rubble of disaster on Thursday despite aftershocks that continued to spread fear and anxiety. Tens of thousands displaced by the disaster were housed in temporary shelters, and officials and aid workers said they were generally getting adequate care. In the beach town of Pangandaran, fishermen combed through debris, searching for nets and equipment lost when the tsunami crashed...

2006-07-19 23:28:46

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Survivors of the Java coast's tsunami were trying to pick up the pieces of their lives on Thursday, despite repeated aftershocks that have been shaking pasts of the island and spreading fresh fear. Although tens of thousands displaced by the disaster remained in temporary shelters, officials and aid workers said they were generally getting adequate care. In the early morning hours in the beach town of Pangandaran, fishermen combed...

2006-07-19 14:35:00

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Red-faced U.S. scientists are revising earthquake analysis procedures after an inexperienced overnight team failed to quickly review a major earthquake that caused a tsunami killing more than 550 in Indonesia, an official said on Wednesday. The United States Geological Survey typically provides very quick, accurate data on earthquakes worldwide, but on Monday took six hours before they gave the accurate 7.7 magnitude for the quake that hit 345 km (215...

2006-07-19 10:32:39

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region and a new tremor off the southwestern Java coast sowed fear 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...

2006-07-19 06:50:17

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 08:14:43

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - An aftershock in Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged region and a new tremor off the southwestern Java coast sowed fear 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...

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...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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