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