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Reported at least 262 killed on Java Island

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A tsunami crashed into beach resorts and fishing villages on Java island Monday, killing at least 262 people and leaving more than 160 missing after bulletins failed to reach the region because no warning system was in place.

Pangandaran it's quite a famous beach resorts and tourist destination in West Java Province. (Pangandaran Travel Guide from Virtual Tourist.com)

It was told that frantic tourists and villagers shouted "Tsunami! Tsunami!" as the wave more than 6 feet high approached. Some climbed trees or fled to higher ground to escape while others crowded into inland mosques to pray.

At least 23,000 people fled their homes, either because they were destroyed or in fear of another tsunami.

Death toll rose to at least 262.
At least 172 people were killed and 85 others were missing in the Pangandaran area. A Pakistani national, a Swedish national and a Dutch national were among the dead. Most of the victims were believed to be Indonesians.At least 77 were killed and more t…

2006 West Java Tsunami Simulation

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Click here if you can't see the simulation.

The paper accompanying the simulation prepared by Hamzah Latief, Aditya Riadi, Dodi Zulkarnaen from Dept. of Oceanography, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) and Tsunami Research Group, Center for Coastal and Marine Development, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), INDONESIA is available for download here: "Preliminary Result of the 2006 West Java Tsunami Simulation" (.pdf)

Series of Earthquakes in Indonesia

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Today, 17 July 2006, series of earthquakes attacked Indonesia the southern part of Indonesia, approximately south of Java Island after an earlier earthquakes in South Sumatra all with magnitudes of 5+.

The biggest one (Mag 7.1) creates a 2m waves and official has reported 5 casualties.

Earthquakes information from USGS:

MAGUTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
RegionMAP5.9 2006/07/17 11:07:37 -9.486 107.732 40.7SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIAMAP5.4 2006/07/17 10:44:37 -9.043 107.777 40.4SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIAMAP6.0 2006/07/17 10:09:09 -8.860 107.799 20.0JAVA, INDONESIAMAP6.1 2006/07/17 09:13:10 -9.133 107.653 46.6SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIAMAP5.7 2006/07/17 09:05:18 -9.798 107.961 10.0SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIAMAP7.1 2006/07/17 08:19:31 -9.295 107.347 48.6SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIAMAP5.3 2006/07/17 05:32:28 -4.908 102.134 20.7SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA

Five dead in tsunami off South Java

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Five people have been killed in a tsunami triggered by an earthquake off the island of Java, the Indonesian president said.

The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.2, struck off the town of Pangandaran at 1519 local time (0819 GMT), causing a two-metre-high wave.
BBC Report