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21 Jan 2008 description

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.

22 Jan 2007 description

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.

22 Jan 2007 description
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 …

22 Jan 2007 description

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.

21 Jan 2007 description


21 Jan 2007 description
report 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.

21 Jan 2007 description

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21 Jan 2007 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

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.