INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE: TOLL 5000.....
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on May 31, 2006

 

 

MAY 27, 2006 INDONESIAN EARTHQUAKE
STATUS REPORT ON MAY 31 06
(from bharatdaily)

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (front L) walks through the damaged Prambanan Hindu temple in the district of Klaten, Central Java May 30, 2006. REUTERS/Dudi Anung/Handout Email Photo Print Photo

Officials said the famed 7th century Borobudur Buddhist temple, one of Indonesia's most popular tourist attractions, was not affected. But Prambanan, a spectacular Hindu temple to the southeast, suffered serious damage, with hundreds of stone carvings and blocks scattered around the ancient site.

It will be closed to the public until archeologists are able to determine whether the foundation was damaged, said Agus Waluyo, head of the Yogyakarta Archaeological Conservation Agency. Close to 1 million tourists visit the Borobudur and Prambanan temples every year.

 

International agencies and nations across Europe and Asia pledged millions of dollars in aid and prepared shipments of tents, blankets, generators, water purification equipment and other supplies. The United States promised $2.5 million in emergency aid; the European Union granted $3.8 million; Canada pledges $2 million.


Aid was trickling in on Monday, May 29, 2006 for survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people on Indonesia's Java island and left tens of thousands of homeless foraging for food and shelter. At least 20,000 people were injured.

International relief efforts picked up on Tuesday, May 30, 200 for survivors of an earthquake, but many victims complained vital aid was not reaching them.

Rescue workers dug desperately for survivors on Sunday, May 28, 2006 as residents returned to ruined homes on Indonesia's densely populated island of Java a day after the powerful earthquake struck.

Teams from Malaysia, China and Japan are joining Indonesian workers in providing medical care to some of the two hundred thousand people left homeless.

The quake hit hundreds of square miles of mostly farming communities in Yogyakarta province, causing damage to the world-famous 9th century Prambanan temple. As many as 450 aftershocks followed, the strongest magnitude 5.2.

The quake's epicenter was 50 miles south of the volcano, and activity increased soon after the temblor. A large burst spewed hot clouds and sent debris cascading some two miles down its western flank. No one was injured because nearby residents had already been evacuated.



 

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REPORT ON DAMAGE TO 1200 YEAR OLD PRAMBANAN TEMPLE OF
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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono checks a fallen part of the Prambanan Hindu temple in the district of Klaten, Central Java May 30, 2006. REUTERS/Dudi Anung/Handout

 

 

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Reuters - Mon May 29, 7:46 AM ET An Indonesian security guard looks at fallen parts of the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, damaged during Saturday's earthquake, in Klaten, central Java, May 29, 2006. REUTERS/Beawiharta

 

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Pieces of destroyed columns are seen scattered at a damaged Hindu temple in Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, May 28, 2006. Saturday's deadly earthquake in Indonesia badly damaged the world renowned Prambanan temple complex, sending intricate carved reliefs crashing to the ground and destroying years of restoration work in under a minute. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

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An Indonesian security guard looks at fallen parts of the Prambanan Hindu temple complex, damaged during Saturday's earthquake, in Klaten, central Java, May 29, 2006. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Indonesian security personnel move a piece of fallen column at the Prambanan Hindu temple complex where parts of the temple's structures were damaged during Saturday's earthquake in Klaten, central Java, May 29, 2006.  REUTERS/Beawiharta Email Photo Print Photo

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Indonesian police officials inspect the Prambanan Hindu temple complex where parts of temple's structures were damaged during Saturday's earthquake in Klaten in central Java May 28, 2006.  (Andry Prasetyo/Reuters) Email Photo Print Photo

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Foreign tourists walk through a destroyed Hindu temple where pieces of columns scattered in the ground in Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, May 28, 2006. Saturday's deadly earthquake in Indonesia badly damaged the world renowned Prambanan temple complex, sending intricate carved reliefs crashing to the ground and destroying years of restoration work in under a minute. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) Email Photo Print Photo



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