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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