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17 Jan 2017 description

By Simon Nianfop and Corinne Ambler

The Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached thousands of people in an awareness campaign aimed at curbing the spread of dengue fever.

An outbreak of dengue was declared in the Solomons on 8 October last year, and so far the total number of suspected cases is almost 7,500, mostly concentrated in Honiara. One person is confirmed to have died from dengue and another death is suspected but unconfirmed.

11 Jan 2017 description

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Solomon Islands early this morning, in an area plagued by tremors since early December.

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05 Jan 2017 description

Cases of diarrhoea and conjunctivitis have increased in quake affected communities in Solomon Islands says the aid agency UNICEF.

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24 Dec 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred at 4.39 am on 9 December 2016 near 62km west-south-west of Kirakira in Makira Province, Solomon Islands. More than 40 aftershocks have followed and are still being experienced throughout parts of the Solomon Islands.

22 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• A 7.8-magnitude earthquake that occurred on 9 December near Solomon Islands claimed the life of one person and injured another, damaged or destroyed 439 homes and damaged 21 schools and four health clinics, according to initial damage assessments

• The Weather Coast area of Makira Province, southern Malaita Province and eastern Guadalcanal Province were the most severely impacted; Provincial Emergency Response Teams are verifying the severity and scale of the impact

21 Dec 2016 description

MODIFIED MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE: 7 .1/10

Intensity class VII:
People have difficulty standing. Drivers on the road feel their cars shaking. Furniture may be overturned and broken. Loose bricks fall from buildings and masonry walls and cracks in plaster and masonry may appear. Weak chimneys may break at the roofline. Damage is slight to moderate in well-built structures; considerable in poorly constructed buildings and facilities.

Concepts and definitions

20 Dec 2016 description

Shelter, health and education are the priority areas for authorities responding to recent quakes in Solomon Islands.

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19 Dec 2016 description

MODIFIED MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE: 5.3/10

Intensity class V:

Almost everyone feels movement whether inside or outdoors. Sleeping people are awakened. Liquids in containers are disturbed; some are spilled. Small unstable objects are displaced or overturned. Doors swing, close, or open. Shutters, pictures on the wall move.

Concepts and definitions

18 Dec 2016 description

Outcome of Livelihoods Committee 72 hour Assessment Training applied to the recent earthquake, Workshop sponsored by regional WFP VAM Unit and coordinated by the regional Pacific Food Security Cluster. Finalized and endorsed by Livelihoods Committee Vhair on December 16th, 2016.

14 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck 62 kilometres west southwest of the Makira provincial capital of Kirakira at 4:39 a.m. on 9 December

  • Tsunami warning and watch were cancelled on 9 December Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office issued an “all clear” message at 10:25 a.

  • Provinces of Makira and Malaita were most severely affected

14 Dec 2016 description

Two teams of trained emergency responders from the Solomon Islands Red Cross Society are on the ground in the remote provinces worst hit by Friday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

The teams specialising in water, sanitation and hygiene as well as emergency response, are assessing the needs of affected people in Makira and Malaita provinces and distributing emergency relief items.

14 Dec 2016 description

MAKIRA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Purpose: To brief Development Partners and Stakeholders on the current situation of the extent of damages caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that affected parts of Makira, Small Malaita and Guadalcanal on 9th December 2016. And the Humanitarian Assistance from the Government and its Disaster Management Stakeholders and Partners.

Disaster Management and Coordination:

13 Dec 2016 description

6:57 am on 13 December 2016

About 7000 people across three provinces are reported to have been affected by the recent earthquakes in the Solomon Islands.

Disaster authorities said around 200 buildings had been destroyed or damaged in the provinces of Makira & Ulawa, Malaita and Guadalcanal.

Among them were 11 schools and a medical clinic.

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12 Dec 2016 description

MAKIRA EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Purpose: To brief the Development Partners on the extent of damages caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that affected parts of Makira, Small Malaita and Guadalcanal on 9th December 2016.
And the Humanitarian Assistance from the Government and its Disaster Management Stakeholders and Partners

A. HIGHLIGHTS

Disaster Management and Coordination:

12 Dec 2016 description

Disaster officials in Solomon Islands arrived in the provincial capital of the earthquake affected Makira and Ulawa Province this morning {MON} on the police patrol boat and are preparing to travel to affected communities beginning today

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12 Dec 2016 description

World Vision in Solomon Islands says disaster preparedness was key in saving lives after the country was rattled by two powerful earthquakes.

On Friday, a magnitude-7.8 tremor struck off Makira Island, south-east of the capital Honiara, followed by Saturday's magnitude-7.0 quake.

Both quakes triggered tsunami warnings which were lifted a short time later.

Janes Ginting, the director of World Vision in Solomon Islands, said at least 100 houses have been destroyed or damaged, including some which were washed away by waves generated by the initial quake.

11 Dec 2016 description

1.0 SITUATION

An undersea strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred at 4:39 am on Friday 9 th December 2016, 62km west southwest of Kirakira, Makira Province, Solomon Islands.

Following this earthquake, tsunami warning was issued for Makira and Temotu, and a Tsunami watch for Malaita, Guadalcanal, Renbel and Isabel. Although aftershocks are still being felt, all warnings and watch advice have now been cancelled and an all clear has being issued.

10 Dec 2016 description

Disaster officials in Solomon Islands have made an initial assessment that 3,712 people have been affected by a spate of earthquakes over the past two days.

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