Another Tsunami: 350+ people killed, 34,000+ displaced

By | July 18, 2006

Another Tsunami 350 people killed 34000 displaced

“Monday’s quake struck at 3:24 p.m. about 150 miles beneath the ocean floor, causing tall buildings to sway hundreds of miles away in the capital, Jakarta. ” – forbes

” At least 350 people were killed after a tsunami smashed into fishing villages and resorts on Indonesia’s Java island following a strong undersea earthquake.

At least four non-Indonesians were among the dead, 131 people were missing and 34,013 people were displaced, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey rated the undersea quake’s magnitude at 7.7. with its epicentre about 180 kms off the hardest hit spot on Java’s southern coast. The U.S.-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake would not trigger “a destructive widespread tsunami threat”, but could cause some local tsunamis.” – more

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