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06.05.29, 09:57 PM
The 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, 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 epicentre 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 & 6 hours later. (Source: Wikipedia news)

As of this moment, the death toll is around 5000 and may be more as

rescue operations are still going on. God maybe has a reason why He

eventually let this calamity commence to our asian brothers in Indone-

sia. Lets keep on praying for them, especially those who were directly

affected in keeping their hopes alive.