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Yudhoyono to visit earthquake-hit Yogyakarta JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has planned to visit eartquake-hit Yogyakarta on Sunday, Elshinta Radio reported here on Saturday. Yudhoyono and his entourage will take an overland trip to Yogyakarta because minor damage at the runway of Adi Sucipto airport due to the earthquake in the city makes it impossible for the president to take an air trip.

At least 1500 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured after the earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook the province of Yogyakarta and several parts of Central Java early on Saturday. ANTARA News in Yogyakarta reported the earthquake left many houses and government office buildings into ruins in the city.

Meanwhile, injured people begin trickling into the Rahma Husada, Dr Sardjito and Bethesda hospitals while hundreds of other victims were seen lying helplessly on the roadsides.

Volcanological Research and Technological Development Agency (BPPTK) chief Purbo said the earthquake was triggered by the friction of earth layer and not by the coughing Merapi volcano. However, the quake was feared to trigger the volcanic activity of Merapi because when the earthquake occurred, Merapi spewed massive clouds of hot gas into the air.

The earthquake which occured at 5.50 a.m. local time destroyed a number of infrastructures including houses, office buidlings, a sport stadium and even caused the Adi Sucipto airport in Yogyakarta to suspend a number of flights. Telecommunication network and electricity supply in Yogyakarta were cut off due to the earthquake, which is recorded at the fifth level of Modified Marcelli Intensity (MMI).


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Posted in Earthquake @ 27 May 2006 12:06 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink

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