Latest July 2006 Java earthquake Stories
Wednesday’s powerful 8.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Indonesia’s western coast at 2:38 p.m. local time, was followed by fears of a tsunami, gripping a region that still had the 2004 tsunami -- one that ravaged numerous coastal communities along the Indian Ocean and killing more than 230,000 people -- fresh in their minds.
Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed.
The newly implemented Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean, GITEWS, goes into operation today and with this, the system enters its final phase of optimization.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 undersea earthquake struck Indonesia's Moluccas islands on Tuesday and there was a possibility of a tsunami, an official at the meteorological agency said.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia in the Banda sea area on Tuesday, an official at the national earthquake center said, but there were no reports of damage or a tsunami. "There was a quake in Banda sea at 10:05 a.m.
By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami that killed more than 600 people on Java island less than two weeks ago will weigh on a group of global weather scientists when they meet in Indonesia this week to discuss a system aimed at reducing such deaths.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit offshore the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said on Thursday. The United States Geological Survey put the quake, which occurred at 1116 GMT, at a magnitude of 6.0.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - More than half of an estimated 45,000 Indonesians who were displaced by last week's tsunami on the south coast of Java have returned home, officials said on Wednesday.
By Crack Palinggi PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian children returned to school on Monday in an area of Java devastated by a tsunami, the latest sign of a slow resumption of normal life after the killer waves struck a week ago.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Sunday, a meteorology and geophysics official said.
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