Aftermath Earthquake Yogyakarta Indonesia

The May 2006 Java earthquake occurred at 05:54 local time on 27 May 2006, in the Indian Ocean around 25 km (15 miles) south-southwest of the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta. The quake caused 5,782 deaths, while 36,299 people were injured, 135,000 houses damaged, and an estimated 1.5 million left homeless. 3,580 of those deaths and more than 1,892 injuries occurred in the area of Bantul, while 1,668 others died in villages in the southern parts of Klaten district. The government was slow to implement assistance in reconstructing private houses, leading many homeowners to repair or rebuild their homes either by themselves or with community help. Reconstruction in some areas was aided by relief agencies, like the Red Cross Red Crescent.