Pangandaran Tidal Wave

A huge tidal wave struck the resort of Pangandaran in Java on 17 July 2006 killing at least 659 and with wave heights estimated at over 5 metres. The Tsunami was caused by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake that struck at 8am off the coast of south Java which caused the Tsunami that hit 200km of coastline, particularly Pangandaran. 200 people are still missing and hundreds more were injured. HF Indonesia set up a camp in the village of Kertamukti to look after 800 refugees for a 2 week period with shelter and hot meals. Since then, HF is planning to work with the fishermen to help them rebuild their fishing fleets that were also destroyed by the tidal wave.