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23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

23 May 2018 description
report Jakarta Post

By Gemma Holliani Cahya and Bambang Muryanto

The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has raised the alert status of Mount Merapi in Magelang, Central Java, from normal to caution, the third-highest level.

The center increased the status at 11 p.m. on Monday after a string of phreatic eruptions, followed by tectonic earthquakes.

Authorities called on residents to prepare for evacuations and asked visitors, including hikers, to stay away from areas possibly affected by Merapi's volcanic activities.

23 May 2018 description

Indonesian Red Cross volunteers alerting personnel spread across several areas to assist in the handling of emergency response Mount Merapi, Sleman regency, Central Java.

"Most of our volunteers, have been scaled back to a location affected by disasters such as volcanic eruptions and education share the use of masks to the displaced people," said Head of Disaster Management Division PMI NHQ M Arifin Hadi via telephone on Tuesday.

22 May 2018 description
report Government of Peru

Lima: sismo de 4.9 grados ocurrido en Huaura no reporta daños materiales ni a la salud

El sismo de 4.9 grados que se presentó a las 08:08 de la mañana en la provincia de Huaura, en Lima, no ha registrado hasta el momento ninguna afectación material ni a la salud, informó el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci) al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).

Descenso de temperatura en la sierra alcanzará valores de -15°C desde este jueves 24 de mayo

22 May 2018 description

On 5 January, volcanic activity on Kadovar Island, one of the six Schouten Islands of Papua New Guinea, prompted all 591 residents to evacuate. The islanders have been relocated to the Dandan Care centre, located in Turubu LLG (East Sepik Province). The 3.5 hectare site is located on a narrow strip of land physically bound by steep hills on the inland side and the sea. The ground is low-lying and sandy. It is prone to flooding during heavy rains as two running creeks (flowing from inland) flow through either side of the site as they flow out to sea.

22 May 2018 description

Vanuatu's National Disaster office says only about 10 percent of the population are expected to take up the government's offer of help to evacuate the volcanic island of Ambae.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

21 May 2018 description
report La Prensa Libre

El Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) reportó una erupción en el volcán Turrialba hace pocos minutos.

Si bien la visibilidad es díficil por las condiciones climatológicas, se estima que la altura es de unos 500 metros.

Leer más en La Prensa Libre

14 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Following, the Government of Vanuatu’s declaration of a threemonth state of emergency on Ambae Island from 13 April to 13 July, the entire population of the Island is set to be permanently relocated.
    By 15 May, it is expected that the registration of all Ambae residents by the Civil Registry and Vital Statistics Office will be completed.

  • Four permanent relocation sites have been identified in the nearby island of Maewo, where 19 communities have agreed to host 3,000 Ambae evacuees as they relocate to new settlement sites.

12 May 2018 description
  1. Mount Merapi phreatic eruption occurred on May 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm with 5 minutes of seismic duration. The height of the eruption column reaches 5500 m above the peak (Indonesia Geological Agency PVMBG). The eruption is triggered by accumulation of volcanic gases and is expressed in “NORMAL” levels. No after-eruptions were recorded.

  2. Satellite observations revealed that the volcanic ash had been dispersed towards the Indian Ocean (south of Yogyakarta) as of Friday afternoon.

11 May 2018 description

SUMMARY OF EVENT

  1. Mount Merapi phreatic eruption occurred on May 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm with 5 minutes of seismic duration. The height of the eruption column reaches 5500 m above the peak (BG-PVMBG). The eruptions are phreatic (water vapor dominance).

  2. BNPB advised general public to avoid 5 km radius from Mount Merapi.

  3. 70,000 persons are in the immediate vicinity with up to 1.5 million potentially affected.

  4. Residents are advised to wear facemask or N95 if they have respiratory conditions.

11 May 2018 description

The people of Vanuatu's volcanic Ambae Island can voluntary evacuate to nearby Maewo, the government says.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

11 May 2018 description

VANUA LAVA VOLCANO
13°80’S 167°47’E Summit 3021ft (921m)
Current Vanuatu Volcano Alert Level: Level 1

Vanua Lava volcano is continuing to show signs of unrest. The Volcanic Alert Level remains at Level 1.

The volcanic unrest continues at Vanua Lava. The volcanic activity is likely to continue at similar levels, consistent with Volcanic Alert Level 1. Danger Zone for life safety is limited around the volcanic area and the Sulfur river.

10 May 2018 description

Las lluvias que actualmente ya se han registrado en el país, sobre todo en regiones del SurOccidente y Meseta Central han generado en las últimas horas el descenso de los primeros lahares moderados procedentes del volcán Santiaguito y volcán de Fuego, según ha indicado el Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología -INSIVUMEH- en sus últimos boletines vulcanológicos especiales No. 22-2018 y 23-2018.

10 May 2018 description

Galápagos. – En el auditorio del Consejo de Gobierno del Régimen Especial de Galápagos, cantón Isabela, la Secretaria de Gestión de Riesgos Alexandra Ocles, entregó kits volcánicos a representantes de la Policía Nacional, Armada del Ecuador, Parque Nacional Galápagos, Ministerio de Inclusión Económica y Social, Cuerpo de Bomberos y Ministerio de Salud Pública, con el objetivo de precautelar la seguridad ciudadana ante posible erupción del volcán Sierra Negra, declarado en Alerta Amarilla desde el 15 de enero de 2018.

09 May 2018 description
report Government of Chile
  • El macizo está siendo monitoreado durante las 24 horas. Intendente Jürgensen recalcó que Alerta Temprana declarada por ONEMI, para las comunas de Puerto Varas y Puerto Octay, es una medida preventiva.

Debido a la reciente actividad del volcán Osorno, el Intendente Regional, Harry Jürgensen; junto al Director Regional de Onemi, Alejandro Vergés, y el jefe de la oficina técnica de Sernageomin en Puerto Varas, Paul Duhart, dieron a conocer información asociada a las actuales condiciones que presenta el macizo.

09 May 2018 description
report Government of Chile

Debido a la reciente actividad del Volcán Osorno, el Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN), institución a cargo de la Red Nacional de Vigilancia Volcánica (RNVV) ha resuelto declarar alerta técnica amarilla para el macizo, ubicado en la Región de Los Lagos.

09 May 2018 description

Suva, Fiji 09 May 2018 – Following the eruption of the Ambae volcano, in the northern part of Vanuatu, the European Union is providing €120 000 (VUV 15988 416) to channel emergency assistance to the affected communities. The aid will directly benefit up to 5 000 people in some of the worst-hit areas in southern and eastern parts of Ambae Island, including Santo, Maewo, and Pentecost.