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15 Jan 2015 description


Indonesia has witnessed an increasing impact of natural disasters to the population in the past years. In the efforts to improving decision making process to avoid the negative impact of natural disasters becoming man-made disasters, information management plays a pivotal role. Various relevant stakeholders need to be more prepared on managing data and information. Well managed data and information will help calibrate the response and coordinate the influx of aid to ensure timely and efficiency of assistance to those who need help most.

31 Dec 2014 description

Earthquake Intensity Risk Zones

This map shows earthquake intensity zones in accordance with the 1956 version of the Modified Mercalli Scale (MM), describing the effects of an earthquake on the surface of the earth and integrating numerous parameters such as ground acceleration, duration of an earthquake, and subsoil effects. It also includes historical earthquake reports.

31 Dec 2014 description

Physical Exposure to Drought

Drought is a phenomenon that affects more people globally than any other natural hazard. Unlike aridity, which refers to a semi-permanent condition of low precipitation (desert regions), drought results from the accumulated effect of deficient precipitation over a prolonged period of time.

The units used in this product refer to the expected average annual population (2010 as the year of reference) exposed (inhabitants). The dataset includes an estimate of the annual physical exposure to drought. It is based on three sources:

31 Dec 2014 description

Sixteen years of wildfires in Asia-Pacific

Wild land fires and other biomass fires annually burn a total land area of between 3.5 and 4.5 million km2, equivalent to the surface area of India and Pakistan together, or more than half of Australia. This makes it one of the most spatially prevalent hazards after drought.

31 Dec 2014 description

Flood Risk

Risk assessment for an area exposed to multiple hazards requires solutions to compare the risks. This map was generated by adding the value of mortality to the cumulated risk of cyclones, earthquakes, floods and landslides. Categories of risk based on expected annual losses.

This product was designed by UNEP/GRID Europe for the Global Assessment Report on Risk Reduction (GAR). It was modeled using global data.

Credit: GIS processing UNEP/GRID-Europe. http://preview.grid.unep.ch

31 Dec 2014 description

Tectonic Plates and Fault Lines

The region is home to extremes in elevation and the world's most active seismic and volcanic activity. Southwest of India, the Maldives has a maximum height of just 230cm, while far to the north, the Tibetan Plateau averages over 4,500m across its 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000 metres. The Himalaya were born 70 million years ago when the Arabian Plate collided with the Eurasian plate.

31 Dec 2014 description

Volcanic Explosivity in Asia-Pacific

This map shows the density of volcanic eruptions based on the explosivity index for each eruption and the time period of the eruption. Eruption information is spread to 100km beyond point source to indicate areas that could be affected by volcanic emissions or ground shaking.

31 Dec 2014 description

Tropical Storm Risk Zones

This map was derived from the Munich Reinsurance Company's World Map of Natural Hazards and shows tropical storm intensity based on the five wind speeds of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

30 Dec 2014 description


  • HEAVY RAINS: Yellow alert in Uruguay for heavy storms. At least four deaths in the USA after a tornado hit Mississippi and Louisiana.

  • EARTHQUAKE: A 5.5 degree (Richter) earthquake occurred on Friday, December 26, in Panama causing no damage.

  • 10 YEARS AFTER THE TSUNAMI IN INDONESIA: On the 10th anniversary of the tsunami that devastated Indonesia, the United Nations highlights the importance of disaster preparedness activities.

30 Dec 2014 description


  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: Alerta amarilla en Uruguay por fuerte temporal y, al menos, cuatro fallecidos en EEUU tras el paso de un tornado por Mississippi y Louisiana.

  • SISMO: Un sismo de 5.5 grados en la escala de Richter se registró el viernes, 26 de diciembre, en Panamá sin causar daños ni afectaciones.

  • 10 AÑOS DE TSUNAMI EN INDONESIA: Naciones Unidas destaca la importancia de las actividades de preparación ante desastres cuando se cumplen 10 años del tsunami que arrasó Indonesia.

26 Dec 2014 description

As delivered

Your Excellency, Mr. Prayuth Chan-ocha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand,
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

We are together here in Phang-Nga to commemorate the victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

22 Dec 2014 description


  • After a full week of search and rescue, operations for the landslide in Banjarnegara District, Central Java have ceased. In total, 95 people were killed and 13 are still missing. Approximately 2,000 people are still displaced. The Government and NGOs are providing assistance.

    95 deaths 2,000 people displaced

  • On 18 and 20 Dec Mount Gamalama erupted spewing volcanic ash 1,000 meters into the sky. No immediate reports of damage has been reported.

18 Dec 2014 description


The Riau Islands province lies between 0°29'S and 04°40'N and from 103°22' - 109°4'E and is one of Indoensia’s many island province’s. The islands are bordered with Vietnam and Cambodia (North), South Sumatra Province and Jambi Province (South), Singapore, Malaysia and Riau Province (West), Malaysia and West Kalimantan Province (East).

18 Dec 2014 description


The Bangka Belitung Islands province lies between 0°50' - 4°10'S and 104°50' - 109°30'E and is depicted as a group of two islands: Bangka and Belitung. The boundaries of the province include: Bangka Strait (West), Karimata Strait (East), Natuna Sea (North) and the Java Sea (South). Bangka Belitung is divided into land and sea areas with a total area of 81,725.14 km² with the land area comprising 16,424.14 km² (approximately 20% of the total area) and the territorial waters comprising 65 301 km² (or approximately 80% of the total area) .

18 Dec 2014 description


The province DKI Jakarta lies between 6°12'S and 106°48'E. The City of Jakarta is a lowland area with an average altitude of ±7 meters above sea level. According to the Governor’s Decree No.171 of 2007, the total land area of Jakarta is 662.33 km² and the sea area is 6,977.5 km². The Capital Territory has no less than 110 islands scattered in the Thousand Islands (Kepulauan Seribu) and there are about 27 rivers/waterways/canals that are used as sources of drinking water, fisheries and urban businesses.

18 Dec 2014 description


West Java Province lies between 5°50' - 7°50'S and 104°48' - 108°48'E. West Java is bordered by the Java Sea and DKI Jakarta (North), Central JaVa Province (East), the Indian Ocean (South) and Banten Province and the Indian Ocean (West). West Java’s positioning is strategic and is an advantage especially for communication and transportation.