Saturday, May 27, 2006

Earthquake kills nearly 2,000 in Indonesia

Quake Also Triggers Heightened Activity at the Deadly Mount Merapi Volcano
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (May 27) - A powerful earthquake flattened homes and buildings in central Indonesia early Saturday, killing more than 2,500 people and injuring thousands more in the country's worst disaster since the 2004 tsunami. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 5:54 a.m. near the southwest of the city of Yogyakarta, 250 miles east of the capital, Jakarta, as many people slept, causing death and damage there and in at least two other nearby towns, officials said. Click Here:

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