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Indonesia Earthquake Jan 1994 UN DHA Information Reports 1 - 4

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94/0026

INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE
DHA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
19 JANUARY 1994

1. AT 10.54 HRS LOCAL TIME (GMT 01.54HRS) ON 19 JANUARY 1994 AN EARTHQUAKE COMPUTED BY US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AT 6.9 ON RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED IN IRIAN JAYA REGION (EPICENTRE:LATITUDE 3 SOUTH, LONGITUDE 135 EAST).

2. OFFICE OF UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN IN CONTACT WITH NATIONAL AUTHORITIES AND AUTHORITIES IN REGIONAL CAPITAL OF JAYAPURA . AREA AFFECTED REMOTE AND SPARSELY POPULATED. NO REPORTS AVAILABLE CONCERNING CASUALTIES OR DAMAGE.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - DHA/GENEVA+

TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-917.12.34
EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS) +41-22-917.20.10

DESK OFFICER. E. HAEGGLUND DIRECT TEL. NO: +41-22-917.32.99
PRESS TO CONTACT:
DHA SPOKESPERSON M. KHATIB DIRECT TEL. NO: +41-22-917.28.56

TELEX: 414242 DHA CH
FAX: +41-22-917.00.23
ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET DIALCOM 141:DHAVA


94/0029

INDONESIA EARTHQUAKE
DHA INFORMATION REPORT NO.2
21 JANUARY 1994

1. AT 1125HRS LOCAL TIME (GMT 0225HRS) ON 21 JANUARY 1994 AN EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED ABOUT 90 KM NORTHEAST OF TERNATE, HALMAHERA (LATITUDE 1.3, LONGITUTDE 128). MAGNITUDE COMPUTED BY US
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AT 7.3 ON RICHTER SCALE.

2. IN VIEW OF LOCATION OF EPICENTRE, DAMAGE MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED. NO REPORTS YET AVAILABLE.

3. ON 19 JAN AN EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED IN IRIAN JAYA REGION (SEE DHA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1 DATED 19 JANUARY 1994). PROVINCIAL AUTHORTIES HAVE NOT YET REPORTED ANY CASUALTIES OR DAMAGE.

4. UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IS IN CONTACT WITH NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES TO FOLLOW UP ON BOTH EVENTS.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - DHA/GENEVA+

TELEPHONE NO: +41-22-917.12.34
EMERGENCY TEL.NO. (OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS) +41-22-917.20.10

DESK OFFICER. E. HAEGGLUND DIRECT TEL. NO: +41-22-917.32.99
PRESS TO CONTACT:
DHA SPOKESPERSON M. KHATIB DIRECT TEL. NO: +41-22-917.28.56

TELEX: 414242 DHA CH
FAX: +41-22-917.00.23
ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET DIALCOM 141:DHAVA


DHA-GENEVA 94/0030

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.3
21 JANUARY 1993

SITUATION

1. THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS IN JAKARTA CONFIRMS OCCURRENCE OF EARTHQUAKE ON 21 JANUARY 1994 WITH EPICENTRE IN THE MOLUCCAN SEA, LATITUDE 1.6 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 127.6 DEGREES EAST, MAGNITUDE 6.8 ON RICHTER SCALE. THE EARTHQUAKE WAS FELT IN TERNATE, IV - V INTENSITY ON MODIFIED MERCALLI SCALE.

2. ACCORDING TO REPORTS BY THE UN/DHA RESIDENT COORDINATOR AND THE MEDIA, ONE BUILDING WAS CRACKED IN TERNATE AND SEVEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE AREA OF KAO ON THE NORTHERN ISTHMUS OF THE ISLAND OF HALMAHERA. THE AIRCRAFT RUNWAY IN KAO WAS RENDERED USELESS AND SEVERAL BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED.

3. UN/DHA RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH NATIONAL AUTHORITIES TO MONITOR THE SITUATION.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - GENEVA +

TELEPHONE NO.+41-22-917.12.34
EMERGENCY TEL.NO.(OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS)+41-22-917.20.10

DESK OFFICER: S.METZNER-STRACK,DIRECT TEL.+41-22-917.21.44
PRESS TO CONTACT:
DHA-GENEVA SPOKESPERSON: M.KHATIB,DIRECT TEL.+41-22-917.28.56

TELEX:414242 DHA CH
FAX: +41-22-917.00.23
ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET DIALCOM 141:DHAGVA


DHA-GENEVA 94/0032

INDONESIA - EARTHQUAKE
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.4
24 JANUARY 1993

SITUATION

1. UN/DHA RESIDENT COORDINATOR IN JAKARTA PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING UPDATE ON THE IMPACT OF THE EARTHQUAKE IN THE MOLUCCAN SEA, INDONESIA.

2.THE QUAKE MEASURING 6.8 ON THE RICHTER SCALE WAS FOLLOWED BY MORE THAN 180 AFTERSHOCKS FROM MIDDAY ON FRIDAY UNTIL LATE SUNDAY, SOME MEASURING 4.5. AS OF 22 JANUARY 1994, 7 PEOPLE
REPORTED DEAD AND 40 INJURED. SEVERE DAMAGE TO HOUSING, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS AND PUBLIC FACILITIES. MINOR TIDAL WAVES OF 2 METERS WERE REPORTED FROM THE WESTERN COAST OF HALMAHERA ISLAND.

NATIONAL RESPONSE

3.THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES HAVE IMMEDIATELY DEPLOYED THEIR DISASTER MANAGEMENT TASK FORCE TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY RESPONSE. 1, 000 PEOPLE OF THE MOST SEVERELY AFFECTED SUB-DISTRICT OF KAO WERE EVACUATED. PRECAUTIONARY GUIDELINES WERE GIVEN TO THE POPULATION ON THE POSSIBLE OCCURRENCE OF FURTHER EARTHQUAKES. PEOPLE WERE ALSO WARNED OF THE POSSIBLE EFFECT OF THE EARTHQUAKE TO MOUNT GAMALAMA, AN ACTIVE VOLCANO LOCATED ON THE ISLAND OF TERNATE.

4. NO REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN MADE.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS - GENEVA +

TELEPHONE NO.+41-22-917.12.34
EMERGENCY TEL.NO.(OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS)+41-22-917.20.10

DESK OFFICER: S.METZNER-STRACK,DIRECT TEL.+41-22-917.21.44
PRESS TO CONTACT:
DHA-GENEVA SPOKESPERSON:M.KHATIB,DIRECT TEL.+41-22-917.28.56

TELEX:414242 DHA CH
FAX: +41-22-917.00.23
ELECTRONIC MAIL: UNIENET DIALCOM 141:DHAGVA