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Hospitals: At least 200 dead in quake, toll expected to rise YOGYAKARTA - At least 200 people were killed and thousands injured when a strong earthquake rocked the densely-populated southern coast of Indonesia's Central Java, hospitals said. At least 200 people were killed and thousands injured when a strong earthquake rocked the densely-populated southern coast of Indonesia's Central Java, hospitals said.

Hospital officials in the densely-populated city of Yogyakarta told AFP that at least 161 bodies had so far been recovered but warned that the number would inevitably rise as more dead were found in the wreckage of collapsed buildings. "We expect there will be more," Dwi Winarno, an official at the state-run Sardjito hospital in Yogyakarta, around 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of Jakarta, told AFP.

The 6.2-magnitude quake struck early in the morning near to simmering mount Merapi, but seismologists said the quake would not increase the likelihood of the volcano erupting. Many houses and buildings collapsed and tremors were felt in various cities as well as on the north coast of the island. Hundreds of people were rushed to hospital.

The quake also forced the closure of Adisucipto airport in Yogyakarta, Detikcom news portal said. The airport was badly damaged, with the roof of an airport section collapsing and at least one person trapped, Metro TV reported. It showed workers trying to release a person trapped in the rubble of the building. It was not known if the person was still alive. Flights have been diverted to the nearby city of Solo.

Meteorologists said the quake measured 5.9 on the Richter scale, but both US and Hong Kong monitors registered it at 6.2. Yogyakarta province police chief Bambang Hari Sampurnojati told radio that the earthquake was reportedly followed by tidal waves, striking panic in a nation that was one of the worst hit by the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami. The police chief did not give further details but the radio report said thousands of people fled coastal areas for higher ground.

"We panicked when we heard that there was a tsunami. We were ready to flee," said Yogyakarta resident Clemon Cilik told the state Antara news agency. The quake hit just before 6 am (2300 GMT Friday) around 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Yogyakarta. An official on duty at the Panti Rapih general hospital in Yogyakarta said that "hundreds of people are being admitted and they continue to come." He said that most had cuts and broken bones and came from areas south of the city such as Bantul and Gunungkidul.

Witnesses told Elshinta radio that hundreds of houses partially or entirely collapsed in the Bantul and Kulonprogo districts south and southwest of Yogyakarta. A worker at the Muhammadiyah hospital said about 100 were being treated there, including some outside. "There are fatalities but we don't know how many," the staffer told AFP. Temblors were felt in various cities in Central and East Java, including on the northern coast of Central Java and as far as Kediri to the east.

Damage was hampering the rescue effort, Sampurnojati said, with police headquarters in the city cut due to a blackout following the quake. "Electricity is out and communication is difficult," he told ElShinta. Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity. An official at the meteorological office said the quake was not related to the Mount Merapi volcano, which has been rumbling in recent weeks.

Thousands of people living on the slopes of Mount Merapi have been evacuated after authorities declared code red for the volcano. Scientists have warned that although the magma flow that forms a dome at the Merapi peak appears to be weakening, the structure may collapse and spew out millions of tonnes of volcanic rock and lava.

27 May 2006: A scientist points to a seismograph reading from this morning's 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Yogyakarta at the Meteorology and Geophysical Agency in Jakarta, Indonesia. The powerful earthquake rocked Central Java province early Saturday, flattening buildings and killing at least 211 people, hospitals and officials said. Scores of other people were injured.
27 May 2006: A scientist points to a seismograph reading from this morning's 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Yogyakarta at the Meteorology and Geophysical Agency in Jakarta, Indonesia. The powerful earthquake rocked Central Java province early Saturday, flattening buildings and killing at least 211 people, hospitals and officials said. Scores of other people were injured.



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Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 07:30 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink

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