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Officials fear rising death toll after Java quake LIPPO CIKARANG - At least 33 people died in a powerful earthquake, which struck off Indonesia’s populous island of Java on 2 September, officials said. “At least 33 people are confirmed dead. The death toll could be much higher. The area is quite remote and communication is limited,” Health Ministry crisis center chief Rustam Pakaya told IRIN from Jakarta, the capital.

The mid-afternoon quake, recorded at a 7.0 magnitude by the US Geological Survey, also injured more than 100 people and triggered a local tsunami alert, which was later withdrawn. The epicenter of the quake was 190 km south of Jakarta and 95 km south of Bandung city. Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency said dozens of houses had been flattened in districts in west Java. Buildings shook in Jakarta, sparking panic and evacuations, while thousands fled their homes and offices.

Ignacio Leon-Garcia, head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Indonesia, said the 33 casualties were in the Cianjur, Tasikmalaya, Bandung, Jakarta and Sukabumi in west Java. He said it was difficult to gauge the extent of the casualties and damage as night fell in Indonesia, but he expected those most affected would be villagers with poor access and communication facilities.


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Posted in Earthquake @ 03 September 2009 03:19 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink

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