Indonesia : Earthquake : 2009/01/04
|Country or District||Indonesia|
|Outline||A series of quakes including the quake of Magnitude 7.6 off the northern coast of the Indonesian island of Papua early on Sunday, 4 Jaunuary 2009, killed four people and injured several others, officials and local television said.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/01/05
Official data released by SATKORLAK PB of West Papua showed that 4 people died in Manokwari and 1 person in Sorong. Around 250 people are injured and are already treated.
Reuters AlertNet 2009/01/04
A series of quakes off the northern coast of the Indonesian island of Papua early on Sunday killed four people and injured several others, officials and local television said.
Geographycal Data Information
USGS National Earthquake Information Center
The magnitude 7.6 Papua, Indonesia earthquake of January 4, 2009, 04:43 (local time at the epicenter), occurred as a result of thrust faulting on a plate-boundary along the northwest coast of the island of New Guinea.
On 1/3/2009 10:33:42 PM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 and depth 35km has struck an moderately populated area in the Irian Jaya Province (population: 1.7 million) in Indonesia. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be medium (Orange alert).