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Affected countries: Indonesia
The increasing unrest in the Agung Volcano in Bali, Indonesia, since 10 August 2017 has led the authorities to raise the alert at the highest level. Evacuations have taken place in an area of up to 12 km around the volcano. According to the ARISTOTLE emergency report, the increasing unrest does not…
Affected countries: Indonesia
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Pidie Jaya district, province of Aceh in Sumatra Island, Indonesia, around 05:00h local time, on 7 December 2016, killing at least 90 people and damaging more than 200 houses. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was centred 17 kilometres…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Between 10 to 13 May, floods and flash floods occurred in the provinces of South, West and Central Kalimantan, Bengkulu and Gorontalo. The incidents flooded 3,550 houses for several days. In Kotabaru District (South Kalimantan), flash floods killed three people with one still missing. The monsoon…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Torrential rains over 12-16 November 2015 caused flooding in several locations in West Java, Central Java, West Sumatra and Jakarta. One person died in Bogor from electrocution and thousands of houses were inundated, although without significant damage. (OCHA, 16 Nov 2015 ) Landslides in Bengkulu…
In Viet Nam, the worst drought the country has seen in 90 years has been attributed to the El Niño weather event, with 52 out of 63 provinces having been affected by drought. Coupled with the drought's impacts, saltwater intrusion has extended up to 90 km inland in some coastal areas, leaving…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam was hardest hit by floods in Indonesia in November and December 2014. At least 120,000 people were temporarily displaced and 40,000 hectares of fishponds and 6,000 hectares of agricultural land were damaged. The Governor of Aceh declared a provincial flooding emergency for…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Indonesia's Mt. Kelud volcano erupted on 13 Feb 2014, causing volcanic ash to drift across Java. Over the first few days, the eruption affected 201,228 people (58,341 families) from 35 villages in three districts: Blitar, Kediri, and Malang. The Governor of East Java declared a state of…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Mt Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island in Indonesia was dormant for centuries until it became active in August and September 2010. In early September 2013, monitoring stations picked up increasing volcanic and tectonic tremors. Subdued volcanic activity continued for almost a month before Mt…
Affected countries: Indonesia
After a prolonged 2012-2013 wet season that continued into August, Indonesia experienced a brief dry season which transitioned into the 2013-2014 wet season in most parts of the country by the end of October. Floods and landslides killed 35 people in November and affected almost 20,000. (OCHA, 30…
Affected countries: Indonesia
On 2 Jul 2013, a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province. As of 10 Jul, the death toll stands at 39. More than 2,500 people have been injured and over 16,500 houses and public buildings have been damaged. Assessments in Aceh Tengah and Bener Meriah Districts recorded 52,113…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Starting on 16 Jan 2013, heavy trains triggered extensive flooding in the greater Jakarta area. As of 22 Jan, 29 people had been killed and over 37,000 people had been displaced. (OCHA, 22 Jan 2013) As the rain intensity decreased and the flood water receded, the number of displaced people dropped…
Affected countries: Indonesia
A 6.2 earthquake shook the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing six people and damaging 1,097 houses. Limited road access to earthquake victims has disrupted the delivery of relief supplies to the area. (Jakarta Post, 20 Aug 2012)
Affected countries: Indonesia
Although the dry season typically runs from June to September for most of Indonesia, several provinces in the eastern half of the country experienced heavy rains in June 2012 due in part to the effect of tropical cyclone Guchol occurring in the southwest Pacific. The rains caused rivers to swell…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Between 25 - 29 January 2012, Tropical cyclone Iggy occurred in the Indian Ocean south of West Java, causing 15 fatalities and 60 injuries, along with damage to an estimated 2,364 houses in 35 districts/cities in Java and Bali (OCHA, 7 Feb 2012).
Affected countries: Indonesia
On 4 Dec 2011, Mt. Gamalama erupted and spewed lava and ash on the island Ternate in eastern Indonesia. Since then, several eruptions have taken place. On 27 Dec, a flood of cold lava killed three and injured five. 2,368 people were displaced as of 15 Dec. (HOPE, 24 Dec 2011; Jakarta Post, 28 Dec…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Four people were killed in West Sumatra and widespread flooding occurred in several other areas a the end of November 2011 (OCHA, 30 Nov 2011). Flooding affected several parts of Indonesia during December: Southeast Sulawesi and Central Java on 3 Dec; East Nusa Tenggara on 17 Dec; Aceh on 19 Dec…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Mt. Bromo volcano started showing activity in December 2010. The rain ash damaged sources of clean water in the Probolinggo District. (Indonesia Red Cross, 29 Dec 2010) By January 2011, as a result of cold lava floods, 35 homes were washed away, 20 were severely damaged and 44 sustained minor…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Two disasters struck Indonesia on 25 October 2010: the volcano eruption at Mount Merapi in Central Java and 7.2 earthquake in the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra. On the island of Mentawai, at least 108 people have died and more than 500 are missing after the earthquake struck (World Vision, 26 Oct…
Affected countries: Indonesia
On 25 October 2010, seismic activity developed into the eruption of Mt.) Merapi. It was followed by an earthquake and tsunami approximately 70 km from the Mentawai Islands. The eruption left 34 people dead, and displaced more than 70,000 people. (IFRC, 3 Nov 2010) A further eruption on 1…
Affected countries: Indonesia
Mt. Sinabung erupted for the first time after 400 years on 29 August 2010. (IRIN, 27 Sep 2010) Subsequent eruptions throughout August and September led to the evacuation of 26,137 people. The resulting ash and debris from these eruptions affected 25 villages in three sub-districts within the radius…