Indonesia: Earthquake in North Sulawesi - Feb 2009
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U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
This report is prepared based on information provided by UN agencies, INGOs, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (Badan Meteorologi, Klimatologi dan Geofisika - BMKG), the National Disaster Management Agency (Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana - BNPB), the Ministry of Health (MoH), and media reports.
I. Natural Disasters Update
BMKG has forecasted delayed rains because of El Niño - a weather phenomenon that can trigger drought, prolong the dry season, increase temperatures and create water shortages. The weather phenomenon is expected to last into 2010.
This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009.
Programme purpose: The purpose of the International Federation's country programme is to support the institutional capacity building of the Indonesian Red Cross, or Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), as it is better known.
Currently, the most important international declaration concerning the effectiveness of development aid is the Paris Declaration (2005). The declaration presents several principles of aid effectiveness, a framework for mutual responsibility, and names several indicators used when evaluating improvement. Below, we will try to examine two projects through the prism of crucial elements of Aid Effectiveness (AE) which were put together by the Paris Declaration.
Many Kenyans are suffering extreme drought-caused food shortages.
Without immediate intervention and assistance, starvation in parts of Kenya will become a reality, according to a recent Church World Service assessment.
CWS is working with four local partners to provide assistance to 20,237 people in the agricultural districts of Makueni and Mwingi in Kenya's Eastern Province.
Funds Sent To: Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI)
Amount Sent: US$ 45,995
Date: 18 February 2009
Details of Response
Emergency: Earthquake in Talaud, Sulawesi Utara
Date of Emergency: 12 February 2009
Requesting Member: Yayasan Tanggul Bencana di Indonesia (YTBI), implementing activities in partnership with ACT member Yakkum Emergency Unit (YEU) and their local partner the Synod of Evangelical Churches in Talaud (GERMITA). ACT member Church World Service is also working in coordination with the other ACT members.
SITUATION: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale shook the Talaud Islands north of Sulawesi on February. 12. The epicenter of the earthquake was some 112 kilometers (about 70 miles) southeast of Melonguane, Talaud District, North Sulawesi. At least 937 homes were heavily damaged, according to local disaster management officials. Ten persons were seriously injured.
Residents suffering from minor injuries were treated at a nearby community health center.
Geneva, 16 February 2009 - A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale shook the Talaud Islands north of Sulawesi in the early morning of 12 February 2009.
An aftershock measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted the Talaud Islands regency in North Sulawesi Province on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. local time, the local Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency has reported.
Earlier in the day, at 5:26 a.m. local time, a 5.7-magnitude aftershock shook the islands.
These were just two of 160 aftershocks felt by the island in the wake of a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that hit the region early on Thursday morning.
At least 264 people were injured and more than 500 buildings, including schools and churches, were damaged by the disaster.
Supplies organized by the North Sulawesi administration for earthquake victims in the Talaud Islands are stuck at Sam Ratulangi Airport in the provincial capital of Manado, waiting to be transported by military airplane, a provincial officer said Saturday, as quoted by the Antara news agency.
Head of the province's social affairs agency Recky Tumanduk said they were still waiting for Air Force airplanes from Jakarta to deliver more supplies, including food, clothing, and tents, which were expected to arrive on Saturday.
The province decided not to attempt to deliver the help …
A 7.4 magnatude earthquake that hit Melonguane city in Talaud Islands regency, North Sulawesi, on Thursday caused at least Rp 100 billion (US$8.5 million) in damage, a spokesman for the regency said Friday.
"At least 560 houses have been heavily damaged and 320 others lightly damaged," Ishak Tamaroba said as quoted by Antara.
Date-Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 17:34:50 UTC
Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 01:34:50 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location: 3.902°N, 126.400°E
Depth: 20 km (12.4 miles) set by location program
Region: KEPULAUAN TALAUD, INDONESIA