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Damage Photos

Magnitude 6.3 JAVA, INDONESIA
Friday, May 26, 2006 at 22:53:58 UTC

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Fallen temple column resulting from the 26 May 2006 earthquake, which caused damage to the 856CE Hindu Temple Complex of Prambanan in Central Java, Indonesia. The column top is in the foreground, with "D13" painted on what had been its bottom. The column was atop the temple behind the photographer (not seen). Also note that the temple in the foreground is missing a number of columns on several levels.
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The crack in the road caused by a landslide near Opak River in Pundong area on the road from Bantul to Parangtritis (a coastal resort area in southcentral Java, Indonesia).
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The crack in the bridge in Bantul, southcentral Java, Indonesia caused by the 26 May 2006 earthquake. The bridge was still usable.
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A distraught woman in the middle of the rubble of her house in Bantul, southcentral Java, Indonesia caused by the 26 May 2006 earthquake.
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The rubble of a house in Bantul, southcentral Java, Indonesia caused by the 26 May 2006 earthquake. See also the covered and bare roofs of houses in the background. Nearly every home & building in Bantul is damaged or destroyed by the earthquake. The red banner says something like "We will rebuild."
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Collapsed government office building in Bantul, southcentral Java, Indonesia caused by the 26 May 2006 earthquake.
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Dangling temple spire at Prambanan (see the center temple), an 856 CE Hindu temple complex in central Java, Indonesia, that was severely damaged during the 26 May 2006 earthquake.
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Moving out the rubble. The first step of reconstruction has begun in June/July in Bantul, southcentral Java, Indonesia after the 26 May 2006 earthquake. The urgent rebuilding deadline is before the rains come in September.
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The rubble of a collapsed mosque (left) in Bantul, southcentral Java, Indonesia caused by the 26 May 2006 earthquake. The metal spire of the mosque can be seen to the right.
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Collapsed building of STIEKERS economic university in Bantul, southcentral Java, Indonesia.

Photos contributed by D. Ravat, Professor of Geophysics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.

 


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