Improving vulnerable urban space in post-disaster in yogyakarta and central java, indonesia: participatory and comprehensive approach
The Earthquake disaster on May 27, 2006 at 5:53 AM local time measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale, which lasted 53 seconds, hit not only most areas in all five districts of Yogyakarta Province but also affected a few areas in Central Java Province. Yogyakarta Province, which is located in the southern part of central Java Island, lies on a tectonic and volcanic area. The active Merapi Volcano is on the northern part and in the southern part (Indian Ocean) is a the Sunda plate, which is the subduction zone of the Australian plate. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the Indian Ocean about 33 km south of Bantul District in Yogyakarta Province. History shows that tectonic earthquake disaster has struck Yogyakarta Province more than five times since 1937, which two of which, including earthquake in May 2006, resulted in major devastation. The crossing of plate Australia-Eurosia is a major cause of disasters in this area.
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