Yogyakarta 27 May, 2006 Earthquake

- Damagae to buildings in the southern central area of town -

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 5:53:58 AM
A large Mag. 6.3 earthquake located 20 km SSE of Yogya under the sea floor hits the capital of Central Java and the surrounding areas. At least 5,749 people were killed, 38,568 were injured and as many as 600,000 people were displaced in the Bantul-Yogyakarta area. More than 127,000 houses were destroyed and an additional 451,000 were damaged in the area, with the total loss estimated at approximately 3.1 billion U.S. dollars.
More info about the earthquke at USGS.

The following photos show the extensive damage to buildings (but much less severe than in other areas further south) in the Prawirotaman area south of the city center, some hours after.

Glowing rocks fall from the lava dome into a deep ravine on the SE flank

Our group observing the eruption

Traces of falling, jumping and bouncing glowing rocks through the ravine on the SE flank
Views of Merapi from Kaliurang village