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Disasters with highest death tolls - 2006 Yogyakarta Earthquake

Time: Saturday May 27, 2006 at 05:54:00 AM

Place: Indonesia

Details: The 2006 Yogyakarta earthquake (also known as the Bantul earthquake) occurred at 05:54 local time on 27 May with a moment magnitude of 6.4 and a maximum MSK intensity of VIII (Damaging). Several factors led to a disproportionate amount of damage and number of casualties for the size of the shock, with more than 5,700 dead, tens of thousands injured, and financial losses of Rp 29.1 trillion ($3.1 billion).


On This Day - 27 May

Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire-Death of Simeon I
Tuesday May 27, 927 - Preslav, Bulgaria
Muhammad Ali Pasha
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Sunday May 27, 1832 - Acre
Portrait d'Ibrahim Pacha
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Sunday May 27, 1832 - Acre, Israel
Flag of Repubblica Cispadana1
Unification of Italy-Garibaldi's force laid siege to the Porta Termini of Palermo
Sunday May 27, 1860 - Palermo
(1905 Russian Revolution) A train overturned by striking workers at the main railway depot in Tiflis
1905 Russian Revolution-Russian Baltic Fleet was defeated
Saturday May 27, 1905 - Tsushima, Japan (Then China)

27 May 2006

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Saturday May 27, 2006 - Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia
Angelina Jolie
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Saturday May 27, 2006 - Swakopmund, Erongo, Namibia

May 2006

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Monday May 1, 2006 - Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Zinedine Zidane - image
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Sunday May 7, 2006 - Madrid, Spain
Francesco Totti
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Thursday May 11, 2006 - Rome, Italy
Michael Ballack
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Monday May 15, 2006 - London, England
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Wordmark of Sony - image
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Carlos the Jackal Image
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2006 - Clairvaux Prison, France
Tony Hawk
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Flag of Christmas Island
Christmas Island-The Immigration Detention Centre
2006 - Christmas Island