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2006 Yogyakarta Bantul Earthquake
The Guardian: 3,500 dead in Java earthquake
The tremor, which measured 6.2 on the Richter scale, happened at 5.54am (23.54BST) around 15 miles south of the city of Yogyakarta. In less than a minute, the roofs of homes caved in, many on top of sleeping inhabitants, and hotels and government buildings collapsed.
Wikipedia: 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake
Although Indonesia experiences very large, great, and giant thrust earthquakes offshore at the Sunda Trench, this was a large strike-slip event that occurred on the southern coast of Java near the city of Yogyakarta.
Recovery: Yogyakarta Earthquake
Media: 2006 Yogyakarta Bantul Earthquake
Video: Earthquake explainer
2006 Yogyakarta Bantul Earthquake: Aid
Oxfam: Java earthquake 2006
June 16, 2006
Emergency relief plans for the Indonesian earthquake are hamstrung because of lack of funds from donors and the international community, six non-government organisations working on relief efforts said today.
Mercy Relief: Bantul Earthquake 2006
The Bantul Earthquake in May 2006 claimed more than 5,700 lives and injured more than 38,000 people. The extensive damage required a Mercy Relief team in Jogjakarta to be diverted to Bantul.
World Vision Rushes Aid to Indonesia Earthquake Survivors
The Christian international aid agency World Vision has rushed to the assistance of thousands of survivors left stranded after the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that ripped through Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Saturday morning.