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Kunal
Jul 17th, 2006, 02:16 PM
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-07-20T063941Z_01_JAK183901_RTRUKOC_0_US-TSUNAMI-INDONESIA.xml&pageNumber=1&imageid=&cap=&sz=13&WTModLoc=NewsArt-C1-ArticlePage1 (http://)

Survivors of the Java coast tsunami tried to return to normal life amidst the rubble of disaster on Thursday despite aftershocks that continued to spread fear and anxiety.

Tens of thousands displaced by the disaster were housed in temporary shelters, and officials and aid workers said they were generally getting adequate care.

In the beach town of Pangandaran, fishermen combed through debris, searching for nets and equipment lost when the tsunami crashed ashore late on Monday, killing at least 574.


Parts of brightly painted fishing boats could be seen sticking out from the rubble of red-tile roofed houses.

One general store in Pangandaran's town center had re-opened on Wednesday, and more were expected to follow on Thursday.

The operator of a guesthouse on the outskirts of the tsunami-hit area said she had never closed.

"I stayed open right through," said Agus, 40. "I think tourists will come back."

But aftershocks from Monday's 7.7 magnitude quake kept people across the vast archipelago on edge. Buildings in Jakarta and elsewhere in western Java swayed on Wednesday night from a 6.2 magnitude quake. Earlier in the day people fled Pangandaran beach pell mell in fear of another tsunami.
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Another worry was malaria, endemic in the area already, WHO's Setiogi said, adding that anti-malaria supplies were on the way to the area.

She said that overall, however, "local medical operations appeared to have things in hand."


Along the shoreline, bulldozers and excavators cleared debris in the search for bodies. Two newly recovered corpses, blackened and with the stench of death, were taken to a local morgue.

Authorities faced fresh questions about why people were not warned ahead of Monday's killer waves, despite efforts to set up international early alert systems after the 2004 tsunami.

The Jakarta Post said a teletext message had gone to several hundred government officials a few minutes before the waves struck -- too little time for the warnings to be relayed to those who would be affected.

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla told reporters the government would build an early warning system in Java and other areas in Indonesia in three years.

Indonesia's 17,000 islands sprawl along a belt of intense volcanic and seismic activity, part of what is called the Pacific "Ring of Fire".

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ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 17th, 2006, 02:20 PM
Oh no... not again... :sad:

Kunal
Jul 17th, 2006, 02:38 PM
hopefully the death toll doesnt increase

Dexter
Jul 17th, 2006, 02:39 PM
ouch... again?! :(

Mightymirza
Jul 17th, 2006, 02:45 PM
OMG tsunami ahgain???I hope its nothing serious this time!!

Harju.
Jul 17th, 2006, 03:07 PM
Eight killed and 40 missing now.

It never ends, does it :sad:

SilK
Jul 17th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Eight killed and 40 missing now.

It never ends, does it :sad:

It's nature. Nothing we can do about it. :sad: :hug:

Cator
Jul 17th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Lol @ your avy.

Cator
Jul 17th, 2006, 05:40 PM
But yeah, this news sucks, I hope they find em.

SelesFan70
Jul 17th, 2006, 05:48 PM
It's nature. Nothing we can do about it.

Indeed

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 17th, 2006, 06:54 PM
toll has risen to 88 :sad: :( :(

jmd
Jul 17th, 2006, 06:56 PM
Its like, imagine if someone survived the first one, but this one kill him

spyro
Jul 18th, 2006, 10:11 AM
Morethan 300 people died now ... :sad: ... I've been planning to visit Pangandaran this August, but now 99% Hotel & cottage on the area are now just like a ruin

SloKid
Jul 18th, 2006, 10:13 AM
:sad: Terrible news again. :(

Lol @ your avy.
Nice post, very appropriate.

Kunal
Jul 18th, 2006, 12:27 PM
Yea that post is so random and in the wrong place

firehorse
Jul 18th, 2006, 08:28 PM
now..over 380 people..I wont be surprised that number can og up like 800 or 1000...there is no census there...most of them live with no proper addresses....luckily my cousins live about 50 km away...I was so worried about them...it is unfortunate that it happened again in Indonesia...if not tsunami or stupid terrorists hammered Indonesia...

tennislover
Jul 18th, 2006, 09:46 PM
omg!!!! :sad: :sad: :sad:

Kunal
Jul 19th, 2006, 07:45 AM
still rising...

spyro
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:09 AM
omg :sad: it's very sad ...
Saw on TV last night a crying boy calling his brother name and his father hold him tight searching for his brother body .... :sad:

firehorse
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:18 AM
It may end up like 800 people or 1000 ppl..if you add 200 to 400 missing ppl into dead list....very sad...

Cator
Jul 19th, 2006, 08:35 AM
wow, It went from 50 to 400+ last time I herd the news, this is really sad.

may god be with them.

firehorse
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:03 AM
it seemed that number is small compare to dec 2004 which claimed about 200 K...still 200, 400 or 1000 ppl are still human life...

Kunal
Jul 19th, 2006, 09:46 AM
i mean the power of nature really cannot be undermined.

a two meter wave can do that much damage???

I thought that ok....prolly 80 people at the most would die but to see what kind of power it has one jus has to look at he toll

galadriel
Jul 19th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Poor victims :sad:

miss_molik
Jul 19th, 2006, 10:06 AM
thats terrible :(

svetafecionado
Jul 19th, 2006, 12:18 PM
that's sad and scary.to think that Indonesia is just south of our country. :scared:

spyro
Jul 19th, 2006, 12:25 PM
OMG, i just felt another Earthquake a few minutes ago ... I felt this earthquake was harder than before (That caused the Tsunami), i hope there will be no Tsunami this time and no more victims ....

I'm still shaking while posting this message

svetafecionado
Jul 19th, 2006, 12:38 PM
OMG, i just felt another Earthquake a few minutes ago ... I felt this earthquake was harder than before (That caused the Tsunami), i hope there will be no Tsunami this time and no more victims ....

I'm still shaking while posting this message

:scared: hopefully no one got hurt

Kunal
Jul 19th, 2006, 01:03 PM
OMG, i just felt another Earthquake a few minutes ago ... I felt this earthquake was harder than before (That caused the Tsunami), i hope there will be no Tsunami this time and no more victims ....

I'm still shaking while posting this message


Holy shit.....be careful!

firehorse
Jul 19th, 2006, 01:30 PM
563 people dead and over 300 ppl missing...I am sure that number will pile up.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jul 19th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Two tsunamis in two years... I got a gut feeling that another thing like this can happen next year...

Poor Indonesia... what have they done to deserve all of this?

spyro
Jul 19th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Two tsunamis in two years... I got a gut feeling that another thing like this can happen next year...

Poor Indonesia... what have they done to deserve all of this?

Only God knows why .... Thankfully, there was no Tsunami this time, the center of the earthquake was rather near to Jakarta compare with previous Earthquake, that's why i felt it was harder Earthquake.

No reports about casualties, hopefully there won't be any

WonderfulLee
Jul 19th, 2006, 05:18 PM
all my family still live in Pangandaran. we were lucky because tsunami did not reach our place. situation very bad right now because some bad people take advantage with next tsunami issued.

pangandaran was beautiful place and now its all gone. i also still looking information about some friend of mine who live near the beach. no news from them....

WonderfulLee
Jul 19th, 2006, 05:20 PM
another quake hits jakarta and banten today. 6,2 SR....our goverment said no tsunami issued.

Kunal
Jul 20th, 2006, 08:26 AM
hopefully the toll does not increase too drastically anymore. it has kept on increasing by a 100 as each day has passed