TITLE

Heritage site survives Java quake

PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Aug2006, Vol. 78 Issue 8, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that an eight-century UNESCO World Heritage site was undamaged in the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Java on May 27, 2006. The disaster measured 6.3 on the Richter scale and is estimated to have killed up to 6,000 people and left 340,000 homeless. The Borodudur Buddhist temple is situated 24 kilometers northwest of the ancient city of Yogyakarta, which was devastated by the earthquake. The tenth-century Prambanan Hindu temple complex, 16 kilometers of Yogkarta, was not fortunate.
ACCESSION #
21887487

 

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