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Key disasters in Indonesia since 2004

Following is a list of various disasters to hit Indonesia since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

world Updated: Sep 02, 2009, 22:01 IST

A powerful earthquake killed at least 32 people and forced thousands to evacuate on Indonesia's main island of Java where over 1,300 homes were damaged, government agencies said.

The 7.0 magnitude quake, as recorded by the US Geological Survey, shook buildings in the capital Jakarta and flattened homes in villages closer to the epicentre in West Java.

Following is a list of various disasters to hit Indonesia since the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004:

Dec 26, 2004 - More than 170,000 Indonesians are killed or listed missing after a 9.15 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia's Aceh province on Sumatra triggers a tsunami. The toll in affected Indian Ocean countries reaches 230,000 dead.

March 28, 2005 - Nearly 1,000 are believed killed after a quake of magnitude 8.7 hits the coast of Sumatra.

Sept 5, 2005 - Domestic airliner operated by local carrier Mandala Airlines crashes in a residential area of Indonesia's third-biggest city Medan, killing 102 aboard and 47 residents in an inferno on the ground.

May 27, 2006 - Earthquake rocks area around ancient royal city of Yogyakarta killing at least 5,000 and destroying or damaging 150,000 homes.

July 17, 2006 - A tsunami after a 7.7 magnitude quake in West Java province kills at least 550 people. At least 54,000 people are displaced.

Dec 30, 2006 - A ferry with at least 600 aboard sinks during a storm as it travels between Borneo and Java. About 250 survivors are eventually found in the days after the accident.

Jan 1, 2007 - An Adam Air passenger plane flying from Surabaya to Manado with 102 people aboard crashes into the sea off the west coast of Sulawesi.

March 6, 2007 - Two strong earthquakes kill at least 72 people and injure dozens in the West Sumatra provincial capital of Padang.

March 7, 2007 - Twenty-three people are killed after a passenger jet of national carrier Garuda Airlines overshoots the runway and bursts into flames on landing in the cultural capital of Yogyakarta.

Jan 11, 2009 - Nearly 250 people missing after a ferry travelling from Pare-Pare on the west coast of Sulawesi to the city of Samarinda capsizes due to bad weather.

May 20, 2009 - About 100 people are killed when a military transport plane crashes in East Java.

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