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Another earthquake :( by Ellerd on 28 May 2006 3:24am
This time in Indonesia - on the island of Java. 3,000 killed around the city of Yogyakarta. Michael Palin visited Yogya is Full Circle - Yogya is not far from the ancient Buddhist ruins of Borobudur (sp?).
Re: Another earthquake :( by tucsonmike on 28 May 2006 3:31am
I saw the info about that quake in the paper this morning. What renders this even more dangerous is the fact that the epicenter of the quake is near a volcano.
Re: Another earthquake :( by arty_farty on 28 May 2006 2:13pm
that can't be good
Re: Another earthquake :( by Marcelle_Rio_de_Janeiro on 28 May 2006 5:00pm
The late news yesterday showed some people were in shock expecting a tsunami that usually follows these earthquakes. Fortunatelly, there wasn't any.
Re: Another earthquake :( by sighthound on 29 May 2006 1:50am
One fortunate thing was that the authorities were expecting the volcano to blow (it still may) so they were VERY prepared with their emergency services. The Red Cross says Indonesia is one of the best prepared countries in the world.
Re: Another earthquake :( by Ellerd on 29 May 2006 8:32am
Another fortunate thing - the ancient ruins of Borobudur didn't sustain much damage. Can't say the same about the rest of the region, though :(
Re: Another earthquake :( by DancingFool on 29 May 2006 1:24pm
thank god there wasnt a tsumani. prayers going out to indonesia.

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