Java Tsunami

Report from Pangandaran

On July 20 and 21, we inspected the damage area of the tsunami caused by the earthquake (M7.7) offshore of Java on July 17. There was severe damage and over 200 people killed in the Pangandaran area. The largest tsunamis probably occurred in the Bulakbenda area about 20 km to the southwest of Pangandaran. Throughout the region, we saw no damage due to earthquake shaking, and people felt the earthquake only very slightly.        

last updated: July 24, 2006