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Health action in crises - annual report 2007

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises. A wide range of strategies and initiatives have come to fruition as a result of intensive work with WHO's regional offices, other humanitarian partners, and donors.

A six-year strategy on strengthening country capacity for risk reduction and emergency preparedness has been

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Two earthquakes strike off Indonesia

JAKARTA, Jan 22, 2007 (AFP) - Two earthquakes struck off Indonesia Tuesday, meteorologists said, following a major undersea quake that left one person dead.

The second quake, of magnitude 5.3, struck 136 kilometres (85 miles) southwest of the Moluccas islands at 1:44 am (1644 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.

The second quake, also with a strength of 5.3, hit seconds earlier 296 kilometres south of Banda Aceh, in Sumatra, at a depth of 22 kilometres, the USGS added.

There was no immediate reports of damage from either quake.

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Earthquake in North Sulawesi leaves 4 dead, 4 injured

Report
Jakarta Post
MANADO, North Sulawesi (Agencies): A magnitude 6.5 earthquake in North Sumatra's capital of Manado left four people dead and four injured when it rattled buildings, causing panicked residents to flee homes, churches and shopping malls, officials and witnessessaid Monday.

Three men died as they fled their homes in seaside Tuminting neighborhood in northern Manado, Hani Solang, a subdistrict chief was quoted by AP news agency as saying.

The fourth person was a woman who died suffered a heart attack, apparently triggered by the shock of Sunday's powerful quake, said a doctor in Manado.

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Major quake hits off Indonesia

JAKARTA, Jan 22, 2007 (AFP) - A major 6.5-magnitude undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's northern Sulawesi province Sunday, the country's meteorology agency said, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties or serious damage.

The earthquake struck at 7:27 pm (1127 GMT) and was centered some 50 kilometers (30 miles) under the sea, 160 kilometers southeast of the North Sulawesi capital of Manado, Arif from the meteorology agency in Jakarta, said.

"So far we have had no report of casualties or serious damage," said Bagyo, also from the meteorology agency.

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Strong earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia, but no sign of tsunami

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Xinhua
JAKARTA, Jan 21, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Four moderate aftershocks rocked eastern part of Indonesia on Sunday shortly after the of 6.5 magnitude mainshock, tsunami did not occur and there was no immediate reports of casualty, Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said here.

The four aftershocks with respective magnitudes of 5.5, 5.1, 5. 1 and 4.9 were located at almost the same epicenter as the mainshock that struck at 18: 27 Jakarta time, an official of the agency told Xinhua.

The first aftershocks struck 27 minutes

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Indonesia: Tsunami Bulletin No. 001

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1144Z 21 JAN 2007

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME -  1128Z 21 JAN 2007
COORDINATES -   1.2 NORTH  126.3 EAST
LOCATION    -  NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA
MAGNITUDE   -  7.2

EVALUATION

THIS EARTHQUAKE IS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE

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Strong Indonesia earthquake panics residents

MANADO, Indonesia, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.3 shook buildings in this provincial capital in Indonesia's northern Sulawesi island on Sunday and sent residents fleeing from their homes, a Reuters eyewitness said.

"You could feel shaking up and down and to the left and right," he said.

"People panicked and ran out of their homes. They are still outside their homes," he said about 30 minutes after the quake struck in the Molucca Sea about 165 km (100 miles) to the east of Manado near the northern tip of Sulawesi.

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Indonesia: Tsunami Bulletin No. 002

PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1216Z 21 JAN 2007

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE PACIFIC BASIN EXCEPT
ALASKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA - WASHINGTON - OREGON - CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

NOTE REVISED MAGNITUDE

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME -  1128Z 21 JAN 2007
COORDINATES -   1.2 NORTH  126.3 EAST
LOCATION    -  NORTHERN MOLUCCA SEA
MAGNITUDE   -  7.6

EVALUATION