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22 Jan 2003 description

This Programme Update is intended for reporting on Annual Appeals.
Appeal Target CHF1,732,663; (revised)
Period covered: June - December 2002.
Last Programme Update issued Programme Update No. 1 in July 2002;

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 58.9%
Related Appeals: Pacific regional programmes (01.71/2002)

17 Jan 2003 description

Appeal No. 01.40/2002
Appeal Target CHF 1,235,033 (USD 837,256 / EUR 840,747)
Programme Update No. 2 ; Period covered: July - December 2002;
Last Programme Update no. 1 issued on 15 July 2002

Appeal coverage: Covered

Related Appeals: Pacific regional programmes 01.71/03 Outstanding needs: None

30 Sep 2002 description
report Direct Relief

Recipient: Kimbe Hospital
Shipment Date: 9/13/2002 Value: $15,509

21 Sep 2002 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On Saturday September 21, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance goods equivalent to about six million yen, comprising 1,000 plastic canteens, 1,000 towels, five electric generators, 500 blankets, and 20 rolls of plastic sheets, to the Government of Papua New Guinea, which has sustained great damage from an earthquake.


19 Sep 2002 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2002/0185
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Papua New Guinea - Earthquake

16 Sep 2002 description

Tectonic Summary

This earthquake occurred in a subduction zone environment near the eastern end of the New Guinea trench off the north-east shore of the island of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea. It resulted from stresses developed by the complex interaction between three tectonic plates, namely the large Pacific and Australian plates and the small Bismarck microplate. Relative to New Guinea, the Pacific plate is moving west - southwest at a rate of about 100 mm per year.

13 Sep 2002 description

Disaster relief authorities in Papua New Guinea say they are still struggling to get assistance to up to 5,000 people affected by a big earthquake that struck the north coast five days ago.

The National Disaster Management office says about 2,000 people lost their homes and up to 3,000 are without adequate water or shelter.

The quake, which registered 7.6 on the Richter scale, hit the Wewak area on Monday.

Four people have been confirmed killed.

13/09/2002 20:17:05 | ABC Radio Australia News

12 Sep 2002 description

The Papua New Guinea government says it hopes to be able to manage the recovery effort following Monday's earthquake, without foreign help.

The quake, which registered 7.6 on the Richter scale, struck near the East Sepik provincial capital, Wewak.

At least three people died and up to 300 homes were damaged or destroyed.

But, as Shane McLeod reports, the Minister overseeing recovery efforts says damage is not as bad as it could have been:

"Inter-Government relations Minister, Sir Peter Barter, says he's suprised the quake and a tsunami it generated didn't do …

11 Sep 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

11 Sep 2002 description
report East-West Center

From Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center

10 Sep 2002 description

PORT MORESBY, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Strong aftershocks rattled residents in northern Papua New Guinea on Tuesday after a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the region on Monday, officials said.

The death toll from Monday's earthquake, which generated a small tsunami that swamped islands off the north coast of the poor South Pacific nation, stood at three, said National Disaster and Emergency Services assistant director Martin Mose.

"Just three (dead), I still maintain that it's three unless there's something official from the assessment team," Mose told …

09 Sep 2002 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2002/0181
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Papua New Guinea - Earthquake

09 Sep 2002 description

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister, Sir Micheal Somare is visiting the country's northern coast, where a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck earlier today.

Shane McLeod reports, the quake measured seven-point-six on the Richter scale and killed at least three people.

In the town of Wewak, houses have collapsed and the main water supply has been ruptured as a result of the quake.

09 Sep 2002 description
Map of 'Papua%20New%20Guinea%20Earthquake%20location'
  • Date: 09 Sep 2002
  • Type: Natural Disaster
  • Keyword(s): Earthquake
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08 Sep 2002 description

Date-Time 2002 09 08 18:44:26 UTC
Location 3.24S 142.89E
Depth 33.0 kilometers
Magnitude 7.6
Reference 60 miles (95 km) WNW of Wewak, New Guinea, PNG