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    Two Java Quakes

    A strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at 09:13:10 (UTC) on Monday, July 17, 2006, South of Java, Indonesia, 210km SSW of Tasikmalaya, Java, at a depth of 46.6 km.
    Location 9.133S, 107.653E

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    A major magnitude 7.2 earthquake occurred at 08:19:30 (UTC) on Monday, July 17, 2006, South of Java, Indonesia, 225 km NE of Christmas Island, at a depth of 48.6 km.
    Location 9.133S, 107.653E

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    A 2 metre high Tsumami hit the coastline of Java shortly afterwards.



    Another magnitude 6.0 aftershock was felt at 10:09:08 UTC

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    Another magnitude 5.9 aftershock felt at 11:07:37 UTC.

    Initial reports say that 5 people have been killed on the western shore of Java.

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    A powerful earthquake sent a 6-foot-high tsunami crashing into a beach resort on Indonesia's Java island Monday, killing at least five people and causing extensive damage to hotels, restaurants and homes, the president and witnesses said.

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    Tidal surges reached the Australian territories of Christmas Island and Cocos Island after an earthquake off Indonesia but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
    A small surge could also possibly have reached the northwestern coast of Australia.

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    The tsunami struck Pangandaran, a beach resort in West Java, killing five people and damaging hotels and houses along the coast.
    Latitude: 7 40' 60 S, Longitude: 108 39' 0 E
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    A strong magnitude 6.3 aftershock occurred at 15:45:57 (UTC) on Monday, July 17, 2006, South of Java, Indonesia, 235 km South of Tasikmalaya, Java, at a depth of 10 km.

    Location 9.453S, 108.267E

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    "Our latest data shows 80 people have died while at least 68 are badly injured. The number can climb because many may have been swept away by the waves" - Fitri Sidikah, official at the Indonesian Red Cross disaster centre.

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    "There are 105 people dead from 10 regencies, 148 people are injured and 127 still missing" - Putu Suryawan, official at the Indonesian Red Cross disaster centre.

    2,875 people have been displaced from their homes.



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    Java tsunami death toll over 300

    The tsunami that struck the south coast of Java in Indonesia on Monday is now reported to have killed at least 300 people, with another 140 missing and over 50,000 displaced.

    The earthquake that generated the wave struck at 1519 local time (0819 GMT), 245 kilometres south of Java's coast. As more seismological data has been collated, its magnitude has been upgraded from 7.2 to 7.7. The logarithmic scale used means this signifies a fivefold increase in energy from the previous estimate. The earthquake's depth has also been recalculated, from 45 kilometres to just 10 km.
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    Any mention of a tsunami warning system being employed?

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    Hum,
    it was in place but,
    it didn't work.

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    The deaths have raised questions about the failure of a promised Indian Ocean tsunami early warning system to sound an adequate alert.
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    Java Tsunami Leaves 570 People Missing or Dead

    The death toll from Monday's disastrous tsunami on the south Java coast has risen to 341 people, Indonesian officials report. In addition, 229 others are counted as missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blob
    Hum, it [tsunami warning system] was in place but, it didn't work.
    July 19, 2006
    ...Science and Technology Minister Kusmayanto Kadiman said Indonesia received the bulletins 45 minutes before the tsunami hit but did not announce them because officials did not want to cause unnecessary alarm.
    “If it (the tsunami) did not occur, what would have happened?”... San Diego Union-Tribune

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    There's not much point in having a warning system if you're not going to use it.
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    This image from the Ikonos satellite shows the effect of the tsunami along part of Pangandaran Beach on July 19, 2006. The most dramatic evidence of the inland rush of water appears in the fields that surround an island of trees near image center. Between the beach and the "tree island", the fields appear to have been either scoured or buried by sand and debris.

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