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Indonesian quake

Indonesian quake leaves 46 dead, dozens missing

At least 110 people were hospitalized with injuries from the 7.0 magnitude quake just off the coast of densely populated Java island. Full story

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Death toll may exceed 100 in Indonesian quake

2009-09-07 05:28:46 GMT Xinhua English JAKARTA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Rescue team have found 74 bodies of victims of 7.3 magnitude quake last week in West Java and still searches for 34 others being buried under the compact soil and big rocks, whom have a very little chance to survive, Disaster Management Agency officials said on Monday.

Indonesian strong quake toll reaches 57, dozens missing

2009-09-03 10:14:28 GMT Xinhua English TASIKMALAYA, Indonesia, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The number of death toll of Indonesia's 7.3 quake climbed to 57 as the rescuers had to dig through rocks and debris to find more than 42 people missing in West Java on Thursday, the Disaster Management Agency said.

Indonesian victims rest inside makeshift tents

2009-09-03 09:22:47 GMT Xinhua English Indonesian earthquake victims rest inside a makeshift tent set up by local government after an earthquake in Tasik Malaya, West Java, Sept. 3, 2009. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit West Java on Wednesday, leaving at least 44 people killed and more than 400 wounded.

Indonesian gov't send police to help quake-hit victims

2009-09-03 09:17:32 GMT Xinhua English Police help quake victims to clear the destroyed houses in Tasik Malaya of West Java, Indonesia, Sept. 3, 2009. A 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit West Java on Wednesday, leaving some 44 people killed and more than 400 wounded. The Indonesian government has sent police to the quake-hit areas to help the victims. (Xinhua/Yue Yuewei)

Indonesian quake-stricken people in deep sorrow for family's losses

2009-09-03 04:37:33 GMT Xinhua English JAKARTA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Yoyok Tarwia, a 40-year-old furniture vendor in Indonesian capital Jakarta, was heartbroken when he found his son died, his wife injured and their house collapsed when a powerful earthquake hit his hometown in Tasikmalaya Regency of Indonesia.

7.0 earthquake in Indonesia spurs landslides

2009-09-03 04:19:38 GMT SINA English At least 44 people were killed and dozens were missing after a strong earthquake rocked southern Indonesia, unleashing mudslides that buried villagers in their homes, disaster management officials said Thursday.

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Powerful earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia

2009-09-03 08:20:09 GMT SINA.com A powerful earthquake rattled Indonesia's main island of Java on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital Jakarta.

Indonesia earthquake toll rises to 33 victims

2009-09-03 08:18:31 GMT SINA.com A major earthquake rocked Indonesia on Wednesday, killing more than 30 people and unleashing a mass of rock and mud that buried villagers alive in their homes.