INDONESIAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER 5:54 AM, MAY 27, 2006 M6.3 SHALLOW DEPTH—10 KM (6 MILES) EPICENTER 84 KM (50 MILES) FROM MOUNT MERAPI, AN AWAKENING VOLCANO MAY 27, 2006 INDONESIA QUAKE MOUNT MERAPI HAS ERUPTED 68 TIMES SINCE 1548 EVACUATION STARTED BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE INDONESIAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER A magnitude 6.3 More than 5,826 earthquake flattened people were killed, over 110,000 homes and thousands injured, buildings in central Indonesia at 5:54 am and 200,000 left Saturday morning homeless. The earthquake struck 80 % of the Bantul near the ancient city of District of Yogyakarta, 250 miles Yogyakarta was east of the capital, devastated. Jakarta. INDONESIAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER Japan’s Even so, in the Meteorological chaos that followed Agency said in the quake, rumors their of an impending announcement of tsunami sent the quake that thousands of people there was no on Java fleeing in danger of a cars and motorbikes tsunami. to higher ground. INDONESIAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER Ground shaking The quake cracked damaged and the runway in collapsed 4,000 Yogyakarta’s houses, hotels, airport. and government The airport was buildings. closed to aircraft Roads and bridges during a crisis were destroyed time to perform Power and phone inspections. lines disrupted. DEMOLISHED VILLAGES IN EPICENTRAL REGION DEMOLISHED VILLAGES IN EPICENTRAL REGION INDONESIAN QUAKE DISASTER: VILLAGES DEMOLISHED INDONESIAN QUAKE DISASTER: 4,000 DAMAGED HOUSES GROUND SHAKING DAMAGES PRAMBANAN HINDU TEMPLE PRESIDENT YUDHOYONO INSPECTS PRAMBANAN DAMAGE The Prambanan temple was built in 850 B.C. and is the largest Hindu temple compound in Indonesia. Prambanan is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. PLEADING FOR FOOD AND MONEY IN TORRENTIAL RAIN INDONESIAN ARMY LEADING SEARCH AND RESCUE ARMY ERECTS TENTS FOR HOMELESS CITIZENS SEARCHING AMID RUINS INDONESIAN QUAKE: MANY INJURED IN BANTUL DISTRICT INDONESIAN QUAKE DISASTER: 89 % OF BANTUL DEVASTATED PRIORITIES: EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE, HYGIENE, FOOD & WATER INDONESIAN QUAKE DISASTER: HOSPITAL OVERWHELMED ONE OF THOUSANDS INJURED AWAITING EVACUATION INDONESIAN QUAKE DISASTER: INJURED AWAITING EVACUATION INDONESIAN RESCUE TEAM TRANSPORTS INJURED INDONESIAN QUAKE: MASS FUNERAL IN YOGYARKATA INDONESIAN MARINE OVERSEES ARRIVAL OF UN HYGIENE SUPPLIES SINGAPORE SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM ON SITE MEDICAL AID FROM SINGAPORE TEAM JAPANESE RED CROSS LEAVING NARITA AIRPORT FOR INDONESIA CHINESE SEARCH & RESCUE TEAM PREPARES TO LEAVE BEIJING MILITARY UNLOADING SUPPLIES FROM SINGAPORE PAKISTAN PREPARES TO SHIP RELIEF SUPPLIES INDONESIAN SOLDIERS HELP TO CLEAN UP DEBRIS US MARINES ARRIVE IN YOGYAKARTA MAY 30 MOUNT MERAPI ERUPTS ON MAY 29, 2006 Activity of Mount Merapi, known as “fire mountain,” increased on Monday morning, May 29, with emission of a hot gas cloud and debris . Mount Merapi has a long history of hot gas cloud eruptions, including disasters in 1994 and 1930.
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