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Indonesia

Australia on standby to provide tsunami support

Australia is ready to assist Indonesia and surrounding region after an earthquake off the coast of West Java last night was followed by a tsunami, the Attorney-General Philip Ruddock said today. The...

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Indonesia

Indian ocean earthquakes

Three strong earthquakes have occured below the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Sumatra with the possibility of a tsunami affecting islands in the region. The largest earthquake, 8.7 on the...

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Fiji

Fiji: Heavy rain causes second Suva flood

Torrential rain has caused widespread flooding in and around Fiji's capital, Suva, creating fresh havoc among homes, shops and crops. The latest floods have come just one week after a rainstorm left...

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Vanuatu

Australia sending cyclone recovery help to Vanuatu

Australia is responding to the needs of Vanuatu's cyclone-torn community, by sending emergency consequence management advisers and emergency shelter and water supplies Attorney-General Philip Ruddock...

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World

Preparing for the Unexpected

This booklet outlines some practical steps to help you be better prepared for an emergency and to let you know what to do if one occurs. The following sections are developped: - Preparing for...

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Tonga

EMA extends emergency assistance to Tonga

About 20 tonnes (t) of emergency relief supplies will be transported early tomorrow in a Defence Force Hercules C130 from Australia to Tonga following extensive housing and infrastructure damage...

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World

Disaster Loss Assessment Guidelines

These Guidelines provide an explanation of the process of loss assessment, and examines the steps required to carry out an economic assessment of disaster losses. For this purpose, it looks at the...

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Planning Safer Communities

These guidelines seek to demonstrate how integrated land use planning can be used to reduce the impact of natural hazards and avoid risk to life, property and environmental systems from natural...

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China - Taiwan Province

EMA current emergency: Taiwan Earthquake

Location: Taiwan Incident Date: 21 September 1999 Hazard Type: Earthquake Summary: On Tuesday 21 September a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck Taiwan, causing at least 2000 deaths and extensive damage...

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