Saturday, May 27, 2006

6.2 quake hits Java - fatalities reported

A strong earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Java, leaving several people dead [BBC]. At least 50 were injured according to CNN. The earthquake hit a densely-populated area on the southern coast of Java at 22:54 GMT/UTC, 05:54 local time [8.01S 110.29E]. The US Geological Survey said it measured 6.2. The depth was 17 km. There are reports of many casualties and severe damage to some buildings in the Yogyakarta area. Posted by Picasa

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