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Indonesia situation reports


Volcanic eruption: Mt. Kelud, Kediri-Blitar-Malang District, East Java Province, Indonesia

18 February 2014-- A hazard zone has been declared within 10 km radius from the crater. As of 18 February, MoH has reported 6 deaths, 15 missing and 83,674 IDPs across 89 camps. Local government response has included mobilisation and deployment of evacuation team, mobilisation of health posts, mobile health teams and three field hospitals, distribution of masks to the affected population and a rapid response team to assess the needs of affected.



Earthquake in Sukabumi, West Java Province

12 June 2012--A magnitued 6.1 earthquake hit Sukabumi in 24 km depth in West Java Province. The tremor was felt in DKI Jakarta and West Java provinces. Sukabumi District Heath Office has evacuated the victims, provided medical services in Pabuaran Puskesmas. Sukabumi DHO, West Java PHO, DKI Jakarta Regional Center for Health Crisis/RCC, and Center for Health Crisis are monitoring the situation closely. WHO is on stand-bye and in close contact with MOH. In case the situation warrant, WHO will provide any assistance needed.

Heavy rainfall causes floods and landslides in Indonesia

On 13 January 2012, heavy rainfall caused flooding which affected 7 sub-districts in Lebak district, Banten province. The impact of the floods was intensified by the damage of Ciujung river’s dam. On 14 January the flood was followed by landslides in four sub-districts. There have been three deaths, one injury and 3131 people have been displaced. The district governments have declared a local emergency for two weeks. WHO, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, is monitoring the situation.


Earthquake in Mentawai, West Sumatra Province

25 October 2010, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit west of Mentawai island, West Sumatera with 10 Km depth. As of 26 October 17 aftershocks ranging from 5.0 to 6.2 followed. Sea water waves of 3 meters overflowed as far as 400 meters to the land. According to the MoH Crisis Center, 103 people reported dead, 150 are still missing and 645 families lost their houses. WHO Indonesia is working closely with the Indonesian government to monitor the situation and to provide integrated emergency health services.

Mt Merapi Eruption

26 October 2010, Mount Merapi Central Java began its eruption phase as indicated by heat clouds and explosive eruptions with lava flow. The evacuation process began after the volcano alert was moved to level 4 on the same day. Vulnerable groups including women, children, elderly and the disabled were evacuated as a priority.

Earthquake in Sinabang, Simeulue Island, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD)

On 7 April 2010, an earthquake registering at magnitude 7.2 on the Richter Scale struck off 75 kilometers South East of Sinabang, Simeulue Island, Naggroe Aceh Darussalam Province, 34 km under the sea level.


Earthquake in Kerinci Disrict, Jambi Province

On 01 October 2009, at about 08:52 local time, a strong earthquake registering 7.0 Richter scale, 10 kilometer depth under the sea level hit southeast part of Sungai Penuh, Jambi Province.

Earthquake in Padang, West Sumatra Province

On 30 September 2009, a strong earthquake registering 7.6 Richter scale, depth 71 km under the sea level southwest Pariaman, struck off the coast of Padang in West Sumatra. The Earthquake affected 11 sub-districts. Over 2 600 buildings were damaged and followed by fires.

Flash Flood in Mandailing Natal, North Sumatera Province

On Tuesday, 14th of September 2009, at about 2 am local time flash floods, triggered by two days of heavy torrential rains in Mandailing Natal regency, destroyed hundreds of homes. The continuous rains had caused the overflow of Sulangaling River, a creek of the Muara Batang River, and inundated six villages in Muara Batang gadis district. Water level reached up to 2 meters high.

Earthquake in Tasikmalaya, West Java Province situation report

On 2 September 2009, a strong earthquake registering 7.3 on the Richter scale struck off the Tasikmalaya district, West Java Province, 30 km under the sea level. 59 persons killed; 125 persons suffered from major injuries, 34 persons missing, 503 person with minor injuries. 7 803 persons become intrnally displaced and 6 450 Houses damaged.

Coal Mine Explosion, Sijunjung, West Sumatra Province

Mt. Slamet Volcano Eruption, Central Java, Province

Floos and Landslide in West Sumatra Province

Collapsed Dam, Ciputat, Tangerang Banten Province


Earthquake in Gorontalo Province - 17 November 2008

Floods in Pekanbaru, Riau Province

Floods in Donggala, Central Sulawesi Province


Volcanic Eruption, Mount Karangetang, Siau Island, North Sulawesi Province

Volcanic Activity, Mount Soputan, North Sulawesi Province

Earth Quake in Padang, West Sumatra Province

Floods and Landslides in East Nusa Tenggara Province

Landslides and floods in Central and West Java Province

Earthquake in Maluku and Sulawesi Region

Floods and Landslides in Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi Province

Landslide in Padang Pariaman District, West Sumatra Province

Floods and landslides Jember, East Java

Landslides in large areas of Nangroe Aceh Darussalam Province


Health Cluster Bulletin

Flashfloods and Landslides in North, East and Central Aceh

Wide spread floods caused by heavy rains affecting North, East and Central Aceh districts have been reported since early 22 December 2006. The worst affected districts are Aceh Tamiang, Langsa, Aceh Timur, Aceh Utara, Gayo Lues, Aceh Tengah, Aceh Utara, and Lhokseumawe.

Landslide in Solok District, West Sumatra Province

Flash Flood in South Aceh, Indonesia

Sumatera and Kalimantan Forest Fires and Haze

Yogyakarta Province Morbidity and Mortality Report

Central and West Java Earthquake and Tsunami

Volcano Eruption and Earthquake Central Java and Yogyakarta Provinces

An earthquake measuring 5.9 on Richter scale struck Yogyakarta Province on 27 May 2006

Volcanic Eruption - Mt. Merapi

13th May 2006 the Directorate of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation raised the alertness level of Mt. Merapi from level 3 to level 4, which indicates that Mt. Merapi may erupt anytime within 24 hours

Avian Influenza in Indonesia


Volcanic activities in Indonesia

Communicable Disease risk assessment, Dengue


Earthquake in Nabire District, Papua Province

Volcanic Eruption Mount Bromo, Probolinggo Regency, East Java Province

Indonesia situation report


Assessment on Emergency Preparedness in Disaster Situations

WHO Project assignement report

Assessment on emergency preparedness in disaster situations

Joint mission report WHO/INO/Jakarta - WHO/ET/Dili