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Indonesia was seriously affected by the earthquake and tsunami created by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on 26 December 2004, swamping the northern and western coastal areas of Sumatra, and the smaller outlying islands off Sumatra. Nearly all the casualties and damage took place within the province of Aceh. Indonesia is an archipelagic country of 17,508 islands (6,000 inhabited) stretching along the equator in South East Asia. ... Image File history File links Historyofindonesia. ... Main article: History of Indonesia This is a timeline of Indonesian history. ... Indonesia is an archipelagic country of 17,508 islands (6,000 inhabited) stretching along the equator in South East Asia. ... Map of Southeast Asia at end of 12th century. ... Sailendra ( meaning Lord of the Mountain in Sanskrit ) was the name of an Indonesian dynasty, emerging in Central Java at the end of the 8 th century. ... This acticle concerns the Hindu Kingdom of Mataram. ... Kediri was a Hindu kingdom based in East Java from 1045 to 1221. ... Singhasari was a kingdom located in east Java between 1222 and 1292. ... The Majapahit Empire was an Indianized kingdom based in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500. ... Islam is thought to have first been adopted by Indonesians sometime during the eleventh century, although Muslims had visited Indonesia early in the Muslim era. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Sultanate of Demak was founded in the 16th century by Raden Patah (1475-1518), once a vassal of the declining Majapahit Empire. ... Aceh was a sultanate in the region of what is today Aceh Province of Indonesia. ... This article is about a historic kingdom on Java in what is now Indonesia. ... Indonesia is an archipelagic country of 17,508 islands (6,000 inhabited) stretching along the equator in South East Asia. ... This article is about the trading company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The period of the Dutch Ethical Policy and Indonesian National Revival was a period in Indonesian history spanning from 1899 until the Japanese Invasion in 1942. ... The Japanese occupation of Indonesia refers to the period between 1942 and 1945, during World War II, when the Empire of Japan ruled Indonesia. ... The independece declaration announced by Sukarno The Indonesian Declaration of Independence was officially proclaimed at 10. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The era of Liberal Democracy (Indonesian: Demokrasi Liberal) was the name for the period in Indonesian history from the dissolution of the United States of Indonesia and the return to a unitary state in 1950, following the Indonesian National Revolution, to the imposition of martial law and the introduction by... Guided Democracy was the political system in place in Indonesia from 1957 until the New Order began in 1966. ... Indonesias Transition to the New Order occurred over 1965-67. ... The New Order (Indonesian: Orde Baru) is the term coined by former Indonesian President Suharto to characterize his regime as he came to power in 1966. ... The Reformation (in bahasa Indonesia Reformasi) is the name commonly used for the present era in the history of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... An earthquake is the result of a sudden release of stored energy in the Earths crust that creates seismic waves. ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island in the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ... Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ...


According to the country's National Disaster Relief Coordination Agency, 126,915 people are dead and 37,063 are missing [1]. In addition, the UN estimates that 655,000 people are homeless and sheltering in scattered refugee camps across the province; [2]


Bureaucratic non-coordination is such that as of January 23, 2005 the Health Ministry reported 173,981 dead while the Social Affairs Ministry registered 114,978.[3]. On 25 January Health Minister Fadilah Supari updated the estimated death total to 220,000. (BBC) is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Aftermath

For a map of the affected areas in Sumatra see this BBC map [4]


Northern Sumatra took damage from the earthquake itself as well as the tsunami. However, most of the damage was the result of the tsunami that struck the coastal regions of the Aceh and to a much lesser extent the North Sumatra provinces. The west coast of Aceh was about 100 km (60 mi) from the epicentre and is took very heavy damage as far south as Tapaktuan. Ten metre tall waves passed the northern tip of the island to race south down the Straits of Malacca and strike along the northeast coast as far east as Lhokseumawe. Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ... Map of North Sumatra province within Indonesia North Sumatra (Indonesian: Sumatera Utara) is one of the provinces of Indonesia. ... To help compare orders of magnitude; this page lists lengths between 100 and 1,000 km (105 and 106 m). ... Tapaktuan, a town in the special territory (daerah istimewa) of Aceh on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, south of the town Meulaboh, that was very near the epicenter of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that is reported to have suffered heavily. ... The Straits of Malacca is a narrow stretch of water between Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) and the Indonesian island of Sumatra. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Reports from those that have flown over the Aceh coast have reported a virtually destroyed coastline. In many towns and villages concrete pads are all that is left of substantial structures, while scattered corrugated iron roofs crumpled like paper are the only evidence of flimsier houses. A few intact mosques rise eerily from wasteland. "You can't really explain. There used to be towns and cities there. All the people once had homes, lives," said Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Wickland from the American aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. "Now there is nothing." [5] USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), nicknamed Abe, is the fifth Nimitz-class supercarrier in the United States Navy. ...


Relief efforts and communication along the western coastline are complicated, because the one road along the coast has been disrupted due to the destruction of dozens of bridges and much of the road being washed away or blocked by mud. The western districts of Aceh, lying nearest the epicentre of the magnitude-9 earthquake that caused the tsunami, is a "roadless" area, according to UN Emergency Coordinator Jan Egeland. "The lack of access by road is a key problem aid agencies face in the northern and western parts of Aceh," Chris Lom, a spokesman in the region for the International Organisation for Migration, said on 7 January. A number of towns on the west coast are therefore cut off from road from any airport or port. Relief efforts therefore require the use of helicopter or boat. In the town of Meulaboh in Aceh, for instance, where thousands are waiting for aid, 99 percent of the bridges are gone and 60 percent of asphalt roads are awash with mud according to Lom. "An escalation in the number of deaths is almost a certainty," according to William Hyde, Jakarta-based emergency relief coordinator for the International Organisation of Migration. "So much of the coastline couldn't be accessed." [6] is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Government officials in Indonesia, acknowledge they have been forced to make crude estimates of the death toll, because the scale of the devastatation and the break down of civil governance. They have been forced to use such measures as counting the number of bodies in one mass grave and multiplying that by the number of such plots. In other cases, they estimated the population of a village, counted the survivors and assumed the rest are dead. ([7]) The scale of the breakdown of civil governance is shown by the fact that after a week 1400 policeman are missing in Aceh, having not reported in. The entire provincial government of Aceh, which had its capital at Banda Aceh has reportedly been wiped out by the deaths of the provincial legislators, and many government workers.


UN Secretary General Kofi Annan described the devastation in the Indonesian province of Aceh is the worst he has ever seen, after touring the region by helicopter on Friday 7 January. [8] is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Banda Aceh

A village near the coast of Sumatra lies in ruin.

More than 30,000 people have been confirmed killed in the capital of Banda Aceh alone, the government said earlier this week. [9]. Over one thousand bodies found on the streets on the provincial capital of Banda Aceh were placed in mass graves without waiting for identification as officials quickly try to keep the sanitation situation from worsening. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1400x1000, 299 KB)Caption: 050102-N-9593M-040 Indian Ocean (Jan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1400x1000, 299 KB)Caption: 050102-N-9593M-040 Indian Ocean (Jan. ... Location of Banda Aceh Banda Aceh is the provincial capital and largest city of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra at , with an elevation of 21 m. ...


Leupung

Leupung -- sometimes spelt "Leupueng", is a town in the district (Kabupaten/Kota) of Aceh Besar, close to the city of Banda Aceh, the capital of the special territory of Aceh. The town has been completely obliterated by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Media reports state that the tsunami was directed by seaside limestone cliffs towards the town of Leupung, which had a population of ten thousand. According to reports nothing vertical and square-edged is left, and the estimated number of survivors is between two and seven hundred. [10] Leupung -- also spelled Leupueng, is a town in the district (Kabupaten/Kota) of Aceh Besar, close to the city of Banda Aceh, the capital of the special territory of Aceh, Indonesia, on the island of Sumatra. ... A regency (kabupaten) is a political subdivision of a province in Indonesia. ... Kota can refer to: The Indonesian word for city. ... Aceh Besar is a district of the special territory of Aceh on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. ... Location of Banda Aceh Banda Aceh is the provincial capital and largest city of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra at , with an elevation of 21 m. ... Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


Gleebruk

Gleebruk (SatPixs) is a village in the district (Kabupaten/Kota) of Aceh Besar just to the southwest of Banda Aceh. It was completely destroyed by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Gleebruk is (was) a village in the district (Kabupaten/Kota) of Aceh Besar just to the southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of the special territory of Aceh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... A regency (kabupaten) is a political subdivision of a province in Indonesia. ... Kota can refer to: The Indonesian word for city. ... Aceh Besar is a district of the special territory of Aceh on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. ... Location of Banda Aceh Banda Aceh is the provincial capital and largest city of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra at , with an elevation of 21 m. ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


Teunom

Teunom, a town in the West Aceh Regency district of the special territory of Aceh on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, with a population of about 18,000, was reported to been damaged so severely that it "vanished completely leaving only scattered shards of concrete" as a result of the tsunami produced by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Officials estimate 8000 of the 18000 population are dead. [11] Teunom, a town in the Aceh Barat (West Aceh) district of the special territory (daerah istimewa) of Aceh on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, with a population of about 12,000, was reported to have vanished completely leaving only scattered shards of concrete as a result of the tsunami... West Aceh Regency is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in the Aceh province of Indonesia. ... Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island in the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


Calang

Calang was badly hit by the tsunami. It was the district capital, but little now remains. Only about 30 per cent of the townspeople have survived. Estimates of the population of Calang largely fall between 9,000 and 12,000. The trail of destruction left by the tsunami extends two kilometers inland from the coast. Whole hills have been washed away. Categories: Indonesia geography stubs ... For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ...


Welfare Minister Alwi Shihab is quoted as saying that it is likely the town of Calang, north of Meulaboh, will be relocated inland. [12] Alwi Shihab (born 1946) is the minister of peoples welfare of Indonesia. ... Categories: Indonesia geography stubs | Cities in Indonesia ...


Meulaboh

The town of Meulaboh, which had a population of 120,000 before the tsunami, was struck by a series of seven waves, killing an estimated 40,000 and destroying most parts of the city, according to relief organisers and local government officials. [13] Approximately 50,000 people lost their homes in the region, local government workers seem to be overwhelmed and there is little sign of coordination with regional authorities. About 5000 have taken refuge at Meulaboh College but conditions there are getting steadily worse. An Indonesian navy ship bringing aid supplies to Meulaboh was forced to turn away after it was unable to dock because the port facilities were destroyed. The small airport nearby has been reopened and small aircraft can now land there. ([14]). [15] Categories: Indonesia geography stubs | Cities in Indonesia ...


Western islands

Government officials were initially very concerned over the lack of reports from the many small islands dotting the western coast of Sumatra, such as the islands of Simeulue and Nias, among the poorest areas in Indonesia. However, casualties seem to be comparatively light in comparison to the mainland of Aceh. Sumatra; Simeulue is near the left edge in the upper half Simeulue is an island in the Indian Ocean, 150 km off the west coast of Sumatra. ... Nias (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ...


Simeulue island

Simeulue was not the tragedy many government officials feared despite its proximity to the quake epicentre. Only five of the 70,000 villagers on Simeulue were killed, all of them in the earthquake that struck at 7.55am last Sunday. Although 90% of the buildings along its coast have been destroyed, nobody perished in the five-metre-high walls of water that followed. Local traditions seem to have saved them. Mayor Darmili said villagers on the island were used to earthquakes and tsunamis. A big earthquake last struck in 2002. "Thousands of our people were killed by a tsunami in 1907 and we have many earthquakes here," he said. "Our ancestors have a saying - if there is an earthquake run for your life." [16] Sumatra; Simeulue is near the left edge in the upper half Simeulue is an island in the Indian Ocean, 150 km off the west coast of Sumatra. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Nias island

On Nias island official accounts gave the number of dead at 122 (source: Media Indonesia Online via the Ministry of Health), while various unconfirmed sources (mostly from phone calls by relatives living in Jakarta) report death tolls of over 600; others say the number is more likely to go well over 1000. Reports have surfaced that the small islets off the coast of Nias island in the Sirombu district are still relatively intact ([17]), but high waves still prevent locals from attempting to reach the islands (niasisland.com). Confirmation and communications to the islands are further hampered by damage to telecommunication infrastructures, where phone lines are broken and radio networks have been said to be down due to bad weather. This infrastructure damage has severely hampered the distribution of aid. Nias (Indonesian: Pulau Nias, Nias language: Tanö Niha) is an island off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... This page is about the capital city of Indonesia. ...


Later another big earthquake hit Nias island.


Complications owing to Aceh insurgency

An accurate picture of the damage was made difficult due to the insurgency of the separatist Free Aceh Movement, which means that there were relatively few journalists, government offices, or aid workers in northern Sumatra prior to the earthquake. On 27 December the government lifted the 18-month-old ban prohibiting foreign journalists and aid workers from travelling to Aceh. Also on 27 December a spokesperson for the Free Aceh Movement declared a ceasefire so humanitarian aid could reach survivors, and so as not to complicate the already devastating situation, however some have expressed doubt that there will be good-faith cooperation between the Free Aceh Movement and the Indonesian military. Despite losing many soldiers to the tsunami, the military retains a massive presence in the region. The US government and media was using the term insurgent as early as 1899 to describe rebels during the Philippine-American War, here Filipinos described as insurgents at the time lie in a trench after being executed by US forces. ... ASNLF Flag The Free Aceh Movement (Indonesian: Gerakan Aceh Merdeka or simply GAM), also known as the Aceh Sumatra National Liberation Front (ASNLF), is an armed separatist group seeking independence for the Aceh region on Sumatra from Indonesia. ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ...


On 6 January the Indonesian military reported that soldiers had been attacked while on humanitarian missions. The insurgents in turn claim that the Indonesian military is taking advantage of the situation. If the clashes continue, it would pose a problem for humanitarian organisations operating outside of the cities near rebel strongholds. Travel restrictions may be put on foreigners again if the conflict restarts. US Secretary of State Colin Powell has warned Indonesia not to use any of the military aid being provided for relief efforts for counterinsurgency efforts. [18] is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... General Colin Luther Powell, United States Army (Ret. ...


Relief Efforts

An aerial view of Banda Aceh from a US helicopter transporting supplies, bringing in disaster relief teams and supporting humanitarian airlifts in the region.
Indonesian refugees gather under an approaching US helicopter to receive food and supplies.

Although Indonesia was the first and worst hit of countries in the region, it is the last to begin receiving relief aid. Two large aftershocks on Wednesday caused many residents, traumatised by their experience, to flee from the coast. Looting of food has been reported throughout this northmost province of Sumatra as aid has proved slow to arrive. Download high resolution version (1400x1000, 284 KB)Caption: 050101-N-1229B-269 Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. ... Download high resolution version (1400x1000, 284 KB)Caption: 050101-N-1229B-269 Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. ... Download high resolution version (1500x1071, 321 KB)Caption: 050101-N-1229B-199 Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. ... Download high resolution version (1500x1071, 321 KB)Caption: 050101-N-1229B-199 Sumatra, Indonesia (Jan. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island in the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ...


Fifteen thousand troops, who were in the region to fight the insurgency, have been dispatched to render assistance and to search for survivors. However, many soldiers and their families were themselves killed. Three days of national mourning have been declared. The Indonesian government has declared the local provincial Acehnese government as totally crippled (many local politicians based in Banda Aceh were killed when the tsunami struck the city) and have declared that all administrative control will be handled directly from Jakarta. The US government and media was using the term insurgent as early as 1899 to describe rebels during the Philippine-American War, here Filipinos described as insurgents at the time lie in a trench after being executed by US forces. ...


The unmanageably high number of corpses strewn all over the cities and countrysides, limited resources and time for identifying bodies, and the very real threat of cholera, diphtheria and other diseases have prompted emergency workers to create makeshift mass graves. One of the most urgently required supplies now are body bags ([19]). Cholera (or Asiatic cholera or epidemic cholera) is a severe diarrheal disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. ... A mass grave is a grave containing more than one human corpse. ...


There are significant bottlenecks created by lack of infrastructure and red tape. The United Nation's Children's Fund reported on Thursday that aid for 200,000 people, including medical supplies, soap and tarpaulin, was being held at Jakarta for a day to clear customs. The US consul in Medan in southern Sumatra reported that aid there was piling up at the airports of Medan and Banda Aceh because there were not enough trucks to transport it. 11 days after the disaster and few foreign relief workers or supplies have reached the local people in local centres such as Meulaboh, Aceh. Red tape (or sometimes paperwork) is a derisive term for excessive regulation or rigid conformity to formal rules that is considered redundant or bureaucratic and hinders or prevents action or decision-making. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... A tarpaulin or tarp (also known as hootchie) is a large sheet of strong, flexible, water resistant or waterproof material, often cloth such as canvas coated with plastic or latex. ... This page is about the capital city of Indonesia. ... Customs is an authority or agency in a country responsible for collecting customs duties and for controlling the flow of animals and goods (including personal effects and hazardous items) in and out of a country. ... Location of Medan in Indonesia. ...


The most pressing concerns at the moment is the inability to distribute sufficient aid due to a lack of accessible roads and a shortage of available helicopters ([20]). What little aid has reached the remote regions of Aceh province is trickling in primarily by boat and air. Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ...


While the airfield outside Banda Aceh is functioning, most of the other small gravel airfields were damaged by the earthquake and tsunami. In the first days only two airfields were functioning in the province. As most of the few roads in the region were on the coast because of the rugged interior, much of the transport infrastructure was damaged or destroyed. Helicopters and Indonesian navy ships off the coast supplied a small amount of aid. For other uses, see Airport (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ...


At 2.30 am on 4 January 2005 at Banda Aceh airport a heavy cargo plane as it landed hit a water buffalo which had strayed onto the runway. The left side of the plane's undercarriage collapsed, making the plane un-movable blocking the runway for a big part of that day, except for helicopters, until some specialists came from Singapore to put a temporary support under that part of the plane, and men moved the plane off the runway. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Banda Aceh Banda Aceh is the provincial capital and largest city of Aceh, Indonesia, located on the island of Sumatra at , with an elevation of 21 m. ... For the controversy at the University of Pennsylvania, see Water buffalo incident. ... Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87s, with fixed conventional landing gear. ... For other uses, see Helicopter (disambiguation). ...


Four planes carrying aid were sent by Australia and one from the US carrying an evaluation team. An Australian ship carrying helicopters set sail, but will not reach Sumatra until 14 January 2005. A US Navy aircraft carrier battle group centred on USS Abraham Lincoln, dispatched to assist Aceh, has begun ferrying small amounts of supplies to the remnants of small coastal communities. The US relief operation is based at the Thai base of Utapao. is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... USN redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), nicknamed Abe, is the fifth Nimitz-class supercarrier in the United States Navy. ... U-Tapao International Airport is one of the important international airports under supervision of the Royal Thai Navys Naval Air Division Commander. ...


In Aceh some elephants from a wildlife park were used to move debris. (Elephants were also used in Thailand). For other uses, see Elephant (disambiguation). ... A safari park is a zoo-like commercial tourist attraction where visitors can drive in their own vehicles and observe the wildlife, rather than viewing animals in cages or small enclosures. ...


See also

The May 2006 Java earthquake occurred at 05:54 local time on 27 May 2006 (22:54 GMT 26 May), in the Indian Ocean around 25 km (15 miles) south-southwest of the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, near Galur, on the southern side of the island of Java (), 17. ... Map showing location of epicentre The July 2006 Java earthquake was a magnitude 7. ...

External links

  • The Jakarta Post newspaper (Indonesia)
  • Banda Aceh, Indonesia Quickbird satellite image, DigitalGlobe Inc., 2004-12-28
  • Surf Aid International surfers seek to give back to their favorite surfing spots
  • NiasIsland.com an open content site made by Niasians and (former) visitors to Nias
  • Aceh IT-Media Center a relief coordinating site/media center from the Indonesian IT community
  • Indonesia HELP Aid and donations information blog for earthquake and tsunami victims in Aceh & North Sumatra (Indonesia)
  • IndonesiaHelp.ORG collection of news/articles from other resources (in some languages).


Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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