Latest Indian Ocean earthquake Stories

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 04:41:36

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit south of the Indonesian province of Java, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on Monday. The U.S. agency said that there was a possibility of a local tsunami, but no threat of a destructive widespread tsunami.

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.

2006-05-09 20:04:46

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - The figures read like a real estate agent's lettings list; a hectare of marsh in Canada, $6,000 per year; a tropical forest in Cameroon, $3,500; a Caribbean coral reef, $10,000.

2006-05-01 09:29:25

By Andrew Cawthorne WAJID, Somalia (Reuters) - Only 20 percent of an emergency $426 million appeal to prevent a catastrophe for millions of people in the drought-hit Horn of Africa has been raised, a senior U.N. official said on Monday. Kjell Magne Bondevik, the U.N.

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.

2006-03-31 06:59:35

Although California gets most of the attention when it comes to earthquakes, especially with the 100th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake on April 18, 1906, Alaska is America's true seismic hotspot.

2006-03-27 06:55:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged the world on Monday to invest in early warning systems to prevent the massive death and destruction seen in recent earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.