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BMKG: Tsunami's to hit Indonesia after Japan quake

Earthquakes in Indonesia

spacer March 11, 2011 - The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has announced that it expects tsunami waves, caused by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan earlier this afternoon to hit parts of eastern Indonesia. The tsunami waves are expected to hit parts of Papua, North Maluku and North Sulawesi around 18:00 West Indonesia time.


· 11-03-2011Evacuations in North Sulawesi in anticipation of tsunami
· 11-03-2011BMKG: Tsunami's to hit Indonesia after Japan quake

West Sumatra earthquake, october 2009
October 10, 2009 - As relief efforts are ramped up following the West Sumatra earthquake on 30 September, aid groups have warned that thousands of survivors of an earlier quake on the Indonesian island of Java are facing health risks unless they receive adequate shelter.
· 10-10-2009 Java quake survivors in dire need of shelter
· 09-09-2009 210,000 people homeless after West Java earthquake

8 September 2009 - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter Scale has hit south of Yogyakarta. The quake had place around 23:12 local time (GMT+7) and caused residents to flee their houses. According to the head of the Meteorological and Geophysical Agency in Yogyakarta said that the quake took place on the ocean at a distance of 253 kilometers southeast of Wonosari, the capital of the district of Gunungkidul, in the province.
· 09-09-2009 6.1 earthquake strikes south of Yogyakarta

5 September 2009 - Thousands of Indonesians are struggling to find shelter the day after a powerful earthquake, which killed at least 57 people, struck off the coast of the heavily populated Java island. More than 26,800 houses were damaged and 334 collapsed in West Java, according to government figures provided to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Indonesia
· 07-09-2009 Mud leak appear in Sukahening village
· 05-09-2009 Thousands left seeking shelter after Java quake

4 September 2009 - As the death toll of last Wednesdays large earthquake has reached 57 and disaster tourists are flocking to he heavily damaged areas like Tasikmalaya, the government has also started bringing aid to those in need in the worst-affected areas. Priyadi Kardono, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), has said that among the dead were 21 people from Cianjur.
· 04-09-2009 SMS: '8.6 magnitude earthquake will strike tonight'
· 04-09-2009 'Quakes in Sumatra, Java and Papua related'
· 04-09-2009 Aid trickles in as Yudhoyono visits quake-hit area

3 September 2009 08:20 (local time) - At least 33 people died in a powerful earthquake, which struck off Indonesia’s populous island of Java on 2 September, officials said. “At least 33 people are confirmed dead. The death toll could be much higher. The area is quite remote and communication is limited,” Health Ministry crisis center chief Rustam Pakaya told IRIN from Jakarta, the capital.
· 03-09-2009 1,500 houses flattened in Tasikmalaya
· 03-09-2009 Officials fear rising death toll after Java quake

2 September 2009 20:00 (local time) - About 60 residents of Gunung Hafani, in the Cianjur district are still missing after an earthquake-triggered landslide hit their village. Based on information from the village head, Sulaiman, there should be some 60 people under the rubble, or 12 families. They were unable to flee from the location as they were living below the hillside that came down.
· 02-09-2009 Garut in the dark as death toll slowly climbs
· 02-09-2009 Southern Bandung and Cilacap report heavy damage
· 02-09-2009 60 missing in Cianjur landslide

2 September 2009 - Dozens of residents of the village of Gunung Hanafi, in the underdistrict Cibinong Selatan in Cianjur are feared dead after a landslide caused by the earthquake ripped through the village. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook big parts of western Indonesia for around two minutes before it came to an end.
· 02-09-2009 15 dead in quake; reports from huge damage area

2 September 2009 18:00 (local time) - Dozens of residents of the village of Gunung Hanafi, in the underdistrict Cibinong Selatan in Cianjur are feared dead after a landslide caused by the earthquake ripped through the village. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook big parts of western Indonesia for around two minutes before it came to an end.
· 02-09-2009 Video's show panic during 7.3 magnitude earthquake
· 02-09-2009 Quake causes landslide in Cianjur; dozens feared dead

2 September 2009 15:10 (local time) - An earthquake with a strength of 7.4 on the Richter Scale shook large parts of western Indonesia at 14:55 local time (GMT +7). The epicenter of the earthquake was located at 102 kilometers southwest of the third largest city of Indonesia, Bandung.
· 02-09-2009 Damage in western Java after 7.3 earthquake
· 02-09-2009 5.1 aftershock follows, no tsunami reported
· 02-09-2009 7.4 earthquake felt over western Indonesia
· 02-09-2009 BREAKING: 7.3 quake southeast of Tasikmalaya

Snapshot of the 2009 Tasikmalaya earthquake (September 2, 2009 @ 14:55 WIB)
Snapshot of the 2009 Tasikmalaya earthquake (September 2, 2009 @ 14:55 WIB)

January 2009: Papua earthquake swarm
· 08-01-2009 Papua earthquakes drive thousands into tent camps

5 January 2009 - Two more medium-sized aftershocks shook the area around Manokwari, West Papua. The first earthquake had an intensity of 5.5 on the Richter Scale and had place around 12:41 lokal time. The second quake, which had a strength of 5.4 on the Richter Scale came just a little while later, at 13:07 local time.
· 05-01-2008 Two more aftershocks hit Manokwari

4 January 2009 - Two people were killed and buildings collapsed when a series of earthquakes hit eastern Indonesia's West Papua province on Sunday morning, said Satrio Nurhat, an official from the Indonesian National Disaster Management Center. Nurhat said that some local residential buildings and two banks were also damaged in the quakes, adding casualties and material damage were still increasing.
· 04-01-2008 Manokwari airport closed after quakes
· 04-01-2008 7.8 magnitude quake hits near Manokwari, 25 aftershocks reported

Snapshot of the 2009 Papua earthquake swarm (January 4, 2009 @ 14:31 WIB)
Snapshot of the 2009 Papua earthquake swarm (January 4, 2009 @ 14:31 WIB)

February 2008; earthquake swarm off West Sumatra
20 February 2008 - A strong 7.5-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, triggering mass panic here and sparking tsunami alerts locally and in Thailand, officials and residents said. There were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the undersea quake struck at 3:08 pm (0808 GMT) some 312 kilometres west-southwest of the North Sumatra capital Medan, at a depth of 34 kilometres.
· 26-02-2008 Another strong earthquake strikes off western Sumatra
· 25-02-2008 No tsunami after heavy 7.3 Sumatra earthquake
· 21-02-2008 Eventually six dead and some heavy damage after earthquake

20 February 2008 - A strong 7.5-magnitude quake struck Indonesia's Sumatra island on Wednesday, triggering mass panic here and sparking tsunami alerts locally and in Thailand, officials and residents said. There were no immediate reports of damage. The US Geological Survey said the undersea quake struck at 3:08 pm (0808 GMT) some 312 kilometres west-southwest of the North Sumatra capital Medan, at a depth of 34 kilometres.
· 20-02-2008 Strong 7.5-magnitude quake hits Western Sumatra

September 2007; earthquake swarm off West Sumatra
· 26-09-2007: 6.5 quake strikes off western Sumatra
· 20-09-2007: New 6.7 quake strikes off western Sumatra
· 18-09-2007: Indonesia's big earthquake 'on it's way'

15 September 2007 - The death toll from a number of heavy earthquakes off the island of Sumatra has risen to 17. 88 other people were injured according to an official with the Health Ministry. The main quake, with a magnitude of 8.4 on the Richter Scale, which struck off the western coast of Sumatra on Wednesday evening, was followed by at least 40 big aftershocks.
· 15-09-2007: Sumatra quake toll rises to 17 dead, 88 injured
· 14-09-2007: West Sumatra struck by fourth earthquake
· 14-09-2007: Thousands homeless after earthquakes strike West Sumatra
· 13-09-2007: Earthquake near Sulawesi sparks tsunami alarm - again
· 13-09-2007: Heavy damage reported in Padang after second quake
· 13-09-2007: 7.8 quake hits Mentawai region, third tsunami alert issued
· 12-09-2007: Second tsunami alert issued by Indonesia after smaller quake
· 12-09-2007: Electricity, communication facilities paralyzed after earthquake
· 12-09-2007: Damage after 8.2 earthquake near Bengkulu
· 12-09-2007: 8.2 earthquake strikes near Bengkulu off Sumatra island

Sulawesi, 21 January 2007
21 January 2007 - A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck off Indonesia's Sulawesi island late on Sunday, the U.S. geological survey has stated. The epicenter of the quake was about 80 miles from the city of Ternate, in north eastern Indonesia.
· 22-01-2007: Child killed, five wounded in earthquake off Sulawesi
· 21-01-2007: Strong earthquake panics residents in Sulawesi
· 21-01-2007: 7.3 earthquake off coast of Ternate

Location of the earthquake
· M 7.3; Molucca Sea
· M 5.8; Molucca Sea
· M 5.5; Molucca Sea
· M 5.2; Molucca Sea
· M 5.6; Molucca Sea
· More aftershocks


10 April 2005: Aftershocks: Eight earthquakes rattle Sumatra
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 rattled parts of Indonesia on Sunday and was even felt in neighboring Singapore. The USGS Web Site said the quake, which struck at 17:29 local time was "strong" and located in the Indonesia's Kepulauan Mentawai region. This quake was one of four in the very same region which has struck the area less than one and a half hour. The other earthquakes were a little less intense.

This quake was one of eight in less than six hour
· M 5.9; Kepulauan Mentawai region
· M 5.5; Kepulauan Mentawai region
· M 6.3; Kepulauan Mentawai region
· M 5.8; Kepulauan Mentawai region
· M 6.8; Kepulauan Mentawai region

31 March 2005: Aftershocks continue to rattle disaster zone
Moderate and large aftershocks continue to rattle the disaster-stricken islands of Nias and Simeulue. At least 63 quakes have been reported after the devastating 8.7 magnitude quake on 28 March 2005.

28 March 2005: Tsunami warnings directly after the quake
The director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said scientists there feared another tsunami might hit the area. Charles McCreary said he could not be certain that the quake, which was 30 km deep and 203 kilometer (126 miles) from Sibolga on Sumatra Island, would cause a tsunami. "There is a potential for some wave activity," said Julie Martinez, a geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center, in Golden, Colorado.

Location of the earthquake
Location of the quake
205 km (125 miles) WNW of Sibolga, Sumatra, Indonesia
245 km (150 miles) SW of Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia
535 km (330 miles) WSW of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1410 km (880 miles) NW of Jakarta, Java, Indonesia
· See recent earthquake activity

Latest news
· Students in quake-hit Indonesia try to return to class
· Govt says three months to restore power, water on Nias
· Australian navy helicopter crashes in quake-devastated Nias
· Traditional houses outlast new in Sumatra quake
· Fourth big aftershock reported today
· Indonesia admits slow response to quake
· Aftershocks amid relief efforts on Nias Island
· Seismologist warns of more huge quakes off Sumatra island
· Aid heads toward quake-stricken area
· Indonesia quake death toll rises to 1,000
· 5.7-magnitude quake hits near site of powerful quake
· Damaging wave hits Simeulue island
· Quake toll up to 2000, says Indonesia
· Heavy damage on Nias island
· Dozens reported dead in Indonesia after quake
· Damage on Nias from quake, resident says
· Quake strikes off Indonesia coast
· 8.2 earthquake registered off Sumatra

Recent earthquakes
· 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami

Location of the 28 March 2005 earthquake

72 moderate and heavy aftershocks have been reported since the 8.7 magnitude quake.



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