Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

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Measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, the popular tourist center of Yogyakarta was struck by a devastating earthquake. Homes and hotels throughout the area having been flattened leaving over 5000 people dead and many thousands more injured and homeless. The earthquake hit in the early morning hours on Saturday, May 27 and lasted nearly a minute according to some reports. Yogyakarta is located approximately 250 miles from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

At In The Know Traveler we are saddened by this event and our hearts go out to those effected by the earthquake. We want to wish the people of Indonesia a speedy recovery and restoration during this awful time.

We urge the world community to consider sending a charitable contribution through a reliable organization dedicated to aiding those in need like the American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/).

For more on Indonesia at ITKT

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Author: Devin Galaudet

Before being Editor-in-Chief of In The Know Traveler and In The Know Traveler USA, Devin has had stints in antiques, construction, film and as a professional card player. Devin Galaudet has now found his niche combining his passion for travel and writing. Devin still freelances for a popular trade publication and honors this path as a labor of love. When he is not writing Devin enjoys his pixie-like thirteen-year-old daughter and reading confusing esoteric books. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

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