are rather quiet today with a couple of notable exceptions.
provides a link to an animated .gif of the path of the tsunami
, which is not this one:
This gives rise to the question of why countries further afield didn't receive sufficient warning of its arrival. "At least two-thirds of the people who died should not have died," a natural disaster expert, Bill McGuire of University College London, told the Guardian. "They could have had an hour or so to get a kilometre or two inland or to reach high ground."
has compiled the following list for residents and visitors wishing to make donations.
in the form of tents, kitchen utensils, cemetery tools, medicine, baby foods, goods for women, generator set, clothes, blankets, fresh water can be left in local Welfare Offices (Puskesmas
) or at Halim Perdanakusuma, the airport in South Jakarta.
The following bank accounts have been opened:
a/c no: 001 - 304 - 0009
a/c no: 128 - 300 -7000
3. Metro TV
BCA Branch: Kedoya Baru
a/c no: 309 - 3007979
4. Coordinator of Peoples' Welfare
, Rep. of Indonesia
Name: I Nyoman Meweh (Head of Welfare Bureau)
a/c no: 07 000 311 2717 911
Readers with details of other local appeals are asked to contact Jakartass, Java Jive
or Enda Nasution
An online Candle Memorial for the Aceh victims can be viewed here.
For worldwide details in one place, the Wikipedia Encyclopaedia
may be the best source.