Indonesia: Earthquake - Maluku Province - Mar 2006
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The Indonesian Red Cross Headquarter sent the emergency relief for the victims of earthquake hit in Buru Island on Tuesday (14/3). "According to the plan, this emergency relief of 450 tarpaulin and medicines for 1000 people will be departed from Jakarta today," said Rukman, Senior Officer of Disaster Management of PMI Headquarter. While 450 units of family kits will also be departed from PMI's warehouse in Surabaya to Buru Island, Maluku.
A tectonic 6.4 richter scale earthquake hit Ambon city and Buru island, Mollucas on Tuesday (14 Maret 2006) evening. 5 aftereffects were recorded at the scale of 5 to 7 MMI and the earthquake happened at the depth of 40-60 kilometers below the sea, 138 kilometers from Ambon city.
10 minutes after the earthquake the sea tide suddenly rose up to 5 meters in height and struck the houses alongside the beach.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0041
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Indonesia - Earthquake - Update
JAKARTA, Mar 16, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Two earthquakes respectively measuring 4.5 and 3.5 on the Richter Scale rocked Buru Island in Indonesia's Maluku province on Wednesday and Thursday morning, a spokesman of the Ambon Geophysics Station, Benny Sipolo said Thursday.
Magnitude 6.7 (Strong)
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 06:57:33 (UTC)
= Coordinated Universal Time
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 3:57:33 PM = local time at epicenter
30.6 km (19.0 miles) set by location program Region SERAM, INDONESIA
105 km (65 miles) W of Ambon, Moluccas,
485 km (300 miles) S of Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia
1065 km (660 miles) NNW of DARWIN, Northern Territory, Australia
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