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Prambanan

Prambanan is the ninth century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to Trimurti, the highest three gods in Hinduism. The temple compound located approximately 18 km east of Yogyakarta city. The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, currently is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, and is one of the largest Hindu temples in south-east Asia.


Earthquake damage
Damage from the heavy 27 May 2006 earthquake

27 May 2006 - Some 660,000 people have turned into homeless in Yogyakarta province after their houses were flattened by a powerful earthquake, killing more than 5,800 people, an official said on Wednesday. Saturday's magnitude-6.3 quake pounded more than 135,000 houses into piles of bricks, tiles and wood in less than a minute.

Below are a series of eight areal pictures taken on 27 May 2006, just hours after the devastating earthquake struck the area. As you can see, the Prambanan temple-complex has sustained damage from the earthquake. In recent years the complex has been rebuilt almost entirely, but now it seems they can start over again.

More pictures of the aftermath of the earthquake
Central Java earthquake
More than 5,000 people have been killed and thousands more seriously injured after an earthquake flattened entire districts of Indonesia's ancient royal city of Yogyakarta. Especially the city of Bantul is heavily hit.

News event 'Java shaken by quake'
Java shaken by quake

27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.
27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.

27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.
27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.

27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.
27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.

27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.
27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.

27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.
27 may 2006: Earthquake aftermath as quake strikes central Java.



Last revised on September 16, 2009
    
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