Indonesia: Earthquake Aug 1989 UNDRO Information Report 1

Report
from UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 04 Aug 1989
UNDRO 89/1619

EARTHQUAKE - INDONESIA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 AUGUST 1989

1. ON 1 AUGUST, EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.6 RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED AT 07:00 GMT (15:00 LOCAL TIME) IN IRIAN JAYA DISTRICT. TREMOR CAUSED LANDSLIDE OF 200 M HIGH AND BLOCKED BALIEM RIVER AND THREE
VILLAGES UPSTREAM WERE INUNDATED BY WATER.

2. 59 PERSONS REPORTEDLY DEAD, 15 INJURED, 200 PEOPLE EVACUATED. LOCAL AUTHORITIES PROVIDED EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE OF FOOD, CLOTHING, BLANKETS AND CASH GRANT.

3. UNDRO HAS NOT RECEIVED OFFICIAL REQUEST TO LAUNCH AN INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

ESSAAFI UNDRO GENEVA 28148 +

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