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Duration2006/05/27 On 27 May 2006 at 5:54 AM Local time (5/26/2006 10:54:00 PM UTC) an M6.3 earthquake has struck the very highly populated region of Yogyakarta, 275 miles east of Jakarta, Indonesia. The death toll continues to climb and is currently estimated between 5,775 and 6,234 and the number of injured is between 46,000 and 53,000.
Country or DistrictIndonesia

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  • OCHA Situation Report No. 5 2006/05/31
    Distribution Map of Killed and Injured
  • Reuters AlertNet 29 May 2005
    Indonesia declares emergency after quake kills 4,600 - Government of Indonesia declared a state of emergency after a quake killed more than 4,600 people. Some 35,000 buildings around the city of Yogyakarta were reduced to rubble when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck at the crack of dawn on 27 May 2006.
  • Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Japanese only)
    Report on Earthquake (M6.3) in Jawa, Indonesia, on May 26, 2006
  • OCHA Situation Report No.2 2006/05/28
    The latest data obtained from the provincial government authorities (SATKORLAK PB) Central Java, Sleman, and local government offices are a total 3,220 persons dead and 7,446 persons injured.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2006/05/28
    The earthquake destroyed many buildings in a heavily populated area killing an estimated 3,000 people and injuring thousands. RI deployed emergency relief and assessment teams to the affected region about 250 miles east of the capital city of Jakarta, to begin providing immediate assistance to survivors.
  • BBC News 2006/05/27
    More than 2,200 people have been killed and thousands more injured by a strong earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java, officials have said.
    A powerful earthquake early Saturday rocked Yogyakarta province located in the central part of Java Island, flattening buildings and killing 1,424 people, police officer said.
  • Reuters
    More than 1,000 people are now known to have died in an earthquake that shook the area around Indonesia's ancient royal city of Yogyakarta early on Saturday, a government official and state media said.
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  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
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  • AMDA
    AMDA has decided to dispatch a emergency relief team for a Jogyakarta because of earthquake on 27 May 2006.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
    An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked the Indonesian island of Java on Saturday, 27 May, killing at least 1,300 people and injuring more than 2,000. The Indonesian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have deployed disaster management and medical teams to the scene. Medical and relief supplies are also being sent to the quake zone.
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center
  • Reuters AlertNet 2006/05/29
    PHOTOS: In the quake's aftermath
  • Reuters AlertNet/picture 2006/05/27
    A man walks past the ruins of houses after an earthquake in Yogyakarta, central Java May 27, 2006. An earthquake that shook the area around Indonesia's ancient city of Yogyakarta early Saturday morning has killed at least 2,276 people, a government official said.