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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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