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Death toll in Indonesia tsunami at 86

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CIAMIS, Indonesia - An earthquake sent a tsunami crashing into beach resorts on Java island Monday, killing at least 86 people, leaving scores missing and sending thousands fleeing in an area spared by the devastating Asian tsunami of 2004, officials, witnesses and media reports said.

Regional bulletins that the 7.7-magnitude undersea earthquake was strong enough to create a killer wave did not reach the victims, because Indonesia's main island has no tsunami warning system.

Thousands fled to higher ground along a 110-mile stretch of the densely populated island's southern coast. The hardest-hit area appeared to be Pangandaran, an idyllic beach resort popular with tourists. Witnesses there said people shouted " Tsunami! Tsunami!" and climbed trees or crowded into inland mosques as the wave approached.

The Indonesian Red Cross, police and district officials said at least 82 people were killed, most in Pangandaran and nearby Cilacap. El-Shinta radio reported four other deaths.

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7.7 quake down graded to 7.1 caused a tsunami in Indonesia, java island killing 86 so far. Hopefully this isn't going to bring another 9 mag quake to indonesia. I listed the quakes below.

Quakes 17-July
17-JUL-2006 16:38:38 -9.46 107.63 5.4 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 16:09:52 -9.39 108.83 5.8 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 15:45:57 -9.45 108.27 6.3 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 15:42:02 -9.54 107.72 5.5 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 14:50:55 -9.20 106.99 5.2 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 13:53:48 -9.57 108.04 5.1 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 13:39:23 -9.98 107.89 4.9 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 12:52:10 -9.08 107.80 5.4 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 11:07:37 -9.49 107.73 5.9 40.7 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 10:44:37 -9.04 107.78 5.4 40.4 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 10:09:08 -8.86 107.80 6.0 20.0 JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 09:13:10 -9.13 107.65 6.1 46.6 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 09:05:17 -9.80 107.96 5.7 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 08:19:25 -9.33 107.26 7.7 10.0 SOUTH OF JAWA, INDONESIA
17-JUL-2006 05:32:28 -4.91 102.13 5.3 20.7 SOUTHERN SUMATERA, INDONESIA

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By YCON: posted on 18-7-2006

Indonesians recover bodies after tsunami

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PANGANDARAN, Indonesia - Corpses were recovered Tuesday from beaches, homes and hotels ravaged by Indonesia's second tsunami in as many years, pushing the death toll to at least 341. Nearly 230 people were missing.

The government, under fire for failing to pass on warnings about the impending disaster, vowed to quickly build an alert system across the country that straddles one of the world's most violent seismic zones.

Bodies covered in white sheets piled up at makeshift morgues, while others lay beneath the blazing sun in the tourist resort of Pangandaran, a 6-month-old baby among them.

The search for survivors continued Tuesday, with parents among the last to give up.

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The death toll continues to rise. They've found 341 bodies so far with over 200 still missing.
By YCON: posted on 19-7-2006








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