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UNDRO 89/1619

EARTHQUAKE - INDONESIA
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
4 AUGUST 1989

1. ON 1 AUGUST, EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.6 RICHTER SCALE OCCURRED AT 07:00 GMT (15:00 LOCAL TIME) IN IRIAN JAYA DISTRICT. TREMOR CAUSED LANDSLIDE OF 200 M HIGH AND BLOCKED BALIEM RIVER AND THREE
VILLAGES UPSTREAM WERE INUNDATED BY WATER.

2. 59 PERSONS REPORTEDLY DEAD, 15 INJURED, 200 PEOPLE EVACUATED. LOCAL AUTHORITIES PROVIDED EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE OF FOOD, CLOTHING, BLANKETS AND CASH GRANT.