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Encyclopedia > May 2006 Java earthquake
May 2006 Java earthquake
Date 27 May 2006
Magnitude 6.3 Mw
Countries affected Indonesia
Casualties 5,782 dead
36,000+ injured [1]

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 (8.007° S 110.286° E), 17.1 km below the seabed, according to the U.S. Geological Survey; Jakarta's Meteorology and Geophysics Agency determined the hypocentre to be about 37 km south of Yogyakarta, 33 km below the seabed. The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3. [1] Two aftershocks, measured at 4.8 and 4.6, occurred between 4 and 6 hours later. Image File history File links Jakarta_Earthquake_Epicenter. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The moment magnitude scale was introduced in 1979 by Tom Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori as a successor to the Richter scale and is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes. ... An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from and is powered by the sudden release of stored energy that radiates seismic waves. ... UTC+7 is used in: Laos Thailand Cambodia Vietnam External links Find cities currently in UTC+7 Category: ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time zones of Europe: Dark colours indicate countries observing daylight saving Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is a term originally referring to mean solar time at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Greenwich in London. ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Yogyakarta (also Jogjakarta in pre-1972 spelling or Jogja) is a city and province of Indonesia on the island of Java. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... The seabed is the bottom of the ocean. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... Motto: Jaya Raya (Indonesian): Prosper and Great Founded 22 June 1527 Governor Sutiyoso Area 661. ... The hypocenter or hypocentre (literally: below the center from the Greek υπόκεντρον), also known as the focus, is the point inside the Earth where an earthquake originates. ... The moment magnitude scale was introduced in 1979 by Tom Hanks and Hiroo Kanamori as a successor to the Richter scale and is used by seismologists to compare the energy released by earthquakes. ... Aftershocks are earthquakes in the same region of the mainshock (generally within a few rupture length) but of smaller magnitude and which occur with in a pattern that follows Omoris law. ...

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Local context

The region most seriously affected by the earthquake lies on the Bantul plain that lies south of the town of Yogyakarta. This plain is very densely populated, with people living in small villages separated by rice fields, and remnant sugar cane fields that used to feed a number of large sugar factories. The last remaining sugar factory of the region lies between Bantul and Yogyakarta.


Casualties

Collapsed houses in Klaten.
Collapsed houses in Klaten.

According to the latest news, there have been 5,782 deaths, while 36,299 people have been injured, 135,000 houses damaged, and an estimated 1.5 million left homeless[2]. 3,580 of those deaths and more than 1,892 injuries occurred in the area of Bantul, while 1,668 others died in Klaten district.[3] Around five million people live within 50 km of the epicentre.[4] Image File history File links Klaten_collapsed_houses. ... Image File history File links Klaten_collapsed_houses. ... Death is the full cessation of vital functions in the biological life. ... Bantul is the name of a regency and a town located in the province of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


Coastal residents fled inland in fear of a tsunami, but such an event did not transpire. Borobudur, an ancient Buddhist stupa well north of the earthquake area, apparently survived completely intact,[5] but the Hindu temple at Prambanan which, being located on the city outskirts, is significantly closer to the main earthquake area, suffered substantial damage and was closed for assessment.[6][7][8] The Royal Graveyard of Imogiri, just east of Bantul, was extensively damaged and has been closed to public access. The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... , Borobudur from a distance Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa related to the Mahayana tradition, and is the largest Buddhist monument on earth. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Stupa at Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland A stupa (from the Sanskrit) is a type of Buddhist structure found across the Indian subcontinent, Asia and increasingly in the Western World. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Prambanan temple complex Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia, located in central Java, approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta. ... Imogiri (also Imagiri) is a royal graveyard complex in Yogyakarta, south-central Java, Indonesia, as well as a modern village located near the graveyard in Bantul regency. ...


Origin

The earthquake is thought to have been tectonic in origin and not directly associated with the ongoing eruption of nearby Mount Merapi, although the earthquake is reported to have caused increased activity in the volcano.[5] An earthquake is a phenomenon that results from and is powered by the sudden release of stored energy that radiates seismic waves. ... Bridge across the Álfagjá rift valley in southwest Iceland, the boundary of the Eurasian and North American continental tectonic plates. ... Mount Merapi is a mountain in Central Java, Indonesia. ... Smoking Bromo and Semeru (background) volcanoes on Java in Indonesia. ...


Indonesia's location along the Ring of Fire predisposes it to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The Pacific Ring of Fire The Ring of Fire is a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that encircles the basin of the Pacific Ocean. ...


Response

Patients being treated at a hospital in Yogyakarta.
Patients being treated at a hospital in Yogyakarta.

The President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has moved the army to the central Java province to aid the rescue efforts, and the evacuation of victims. A team of Cabinet Ministers has been sent to oversee the operations. Image File history File links Java_Earthquake_hospital. ... List of Presidents of Indonesia Categories: Indonesia | Lists of office-holders ... -1...


Many countries and organizations have offered foreign aid to the devastated region, It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Development aid. ...

  • Japan has promised $10 million USD, sent two medical teams and has also announced that it will send troops to help out[9]
  • Australia offering 7.5 million Australian dollars ($5,675,000 USD) in aid relief, including 27 member medical team among over 80 personnel[12]
  • Canada offering two million Canadian dollars ($1.8 million USD)[14]
  • India is putting forward an aid package worth $2 million.[15]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) have donated $1.6 million USD worth of emergency supplies to devastated areas, teaming up with Islamic Relief Worldwide who provided the transportation. In addition, local Indonesian LDS members prepared thousands of meals, hygiene kits, cots, mattresses, and blankets for those requiring medical attention. [16]
  • Singapore has offered humanitarian relief assistance in the form of a 35-member Armed Forces Medical Team, a 43-member Civil Defense Force Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team, as well as $50,000 USD worth of emergency supplies [18]
  • Vietnam has offered 1,000 tons of rice to Indonesia.[20]
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan ordered to dispatch a plane laden with humanitarian relief to alleviate the suffering of Indonesian earthquake victims that hit Java. The aid includes blankets, medicines and other medical equipment.[22]

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Media response

Most international wire services have already had reporters or 'stringers' in the area due to the Mount Merapi eruption to the north of Yogyakarta. Stringer can have different meanings, including: In journalism, a stringer is a freelance journalist, who is paid for each piece of published or broadcast work, rather than receiving a regular salary. ... Mount Merapi is a mountain in Central Java, Indonesia. ...


Yogyakarta for many is associated with Borobudur and Prambanan, even though both locations are some distance away from the town. As a result, news stories tend to emphasize the condition of those places. Borobudur suffered no damage whereas Prambanan, which is much closer to the epicentre, has according to reports[7], suffered significant damage. , Borobudur from a distance Borobudur is a Buddhist stupa related to the Mahayana tradition, and is the largest Buddhist monument on earth. ... The Prambanan temple complex Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia, located in central Java, approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta. ...



The reporting of the immensity of the problems that are daily evolving following the earthquake is also competing with the crisis in East Timor (Timor Leste) in the media of some countries like Australia and New Zealand. Location of East Timor. ...


See also

References

  1. ^ USGS preliminary report.
  2. ^ "Indonesia lowers quake death toll", CNN, 2006-06-06. Retrieved on 2006-06-06.
  3. ^ "Indonesia quake death toll passes 5,800", Forbes, 2006-05-31. Retrieved on 2006-05-31.
  4. ^ Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System. (HTML) European Commission DG JRC: (2006-05-27).
  5. ^ a b Sukarsono, Achmad, "Indonesian quake kills thousands", 2006-05-27. Retrieved on 2006-05-27.
  6. ^ "Race against time in Java quake", BBC News, 2006-05-29. Retrieved on 2006-05-29.
  7. ^ a b Sebastien Berger. "An ancient wonder reduced to rubble", The Sydney Morning Herald, 2006-05-30. Retrieved on 2006-05-30.
  8. ^ "Candi Prambanan Kena Gempa", detikcom, 2006-05-27. Retrieved on 2006-05-30. (Indonesian)
  9. ^ a b c d "Aid pledges for Java victims rise", BBC News, 2006-05-29. Retrieved on 2006-05-29.
  10. ^ a b "Aid offers pour in for Java quake", BBC News, 2006-05-28. Retrieved on 2006-05-28.
  11. ^ "U.S. Military Joins Indonesia Quake Relief", CBS News, 2006-05-31. Retrieved on 2006-05-31.
  12. ^ "Australia send 80 skilled personnel to Yogyakarta", Antara, 2006-05-31. Retrieved on 2006-05-31.
  13. ^ "China to offer 2 mln dollars aid to quake-hit Indonesia", People's Daily Online, 2006-05-28. Retrieved on 2006-05-28.
  14. ^ "Ottawa pledges $2M to Indonesia quake victims; no Canadians reported affected", Maclean's, 2006-05-27. Retrieved on 2006-05-28.
  15. ^ "India steps up aid to Indonesia", The Hindu, 2006-05-29. Retrieved on 2006-05-30.
  16. ^ "Mormons Donate for Indonesia Earthquake Relief", The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Newsroom, 2006-05-31. Retrieved on 2006-05-31.
  17. ^ "All our students in Yogyakarta safe", The Star, Malaysia, 2006-05-28. Retrieved on 2006-05-28.
  18. ^ "Singapore's aid teams arrive in quake-hit Java", Channel NewsAsia, 2006-05-28. Retrieved on 2006-05-28.
  19. ^ "UN health agency rushes aid to quake-struck parts of Indonesia", UN News Centre, 2006-05-29. Retrieved on 2006-05-30.
  20. ^ "Vietnam sends rice aid to Java quake victims", VietNamNet Bridge, 2006-05-31. Retrieved on 2006-05-31.
  21. ^ "Island aid for Indonesia", Manx Radio, 2006-05-31. Retrieved on 2006-06-01.
  22. ^ "King orders dispatch of aid to Indonesian Earthquake Victims", Petra News Agency (Jordan). Retrieved on 2006-06-01.

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