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Indonesia: Earthquake: 2004/11/26 Country Information on DRR

Period 2004/11/26
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Earthquake
Outline A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's West Papua province Friday, killing at least 11 people and causing dozens of buildings and homes to collapse, officials said.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Dead: 28;
injured: 228.
Houses destroyed: 269;
houses badly damaged: 839;
houses considerably: 541.
Seriously affected: 44 worship buildings; 49 schools; 33 governmental buildings; 2 dams; 33 bridges and 2 markets.

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OCHA Situation Report No. 2
As of 1 December 2004, the death toll of the 26 November earthquake has increased to 28, with 228 persons injured, of whom 25 seriously.

Reuters AlertNet 2004/12/01
An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale killed one man in Indonesia's Papua province on Wednesday, bringing the total number of those killed from the earthquakes to 29.

OCHA ReliefWeb 2004/11/29
The death toll from a series of earthquakes in an eastern Indonesian town rose to 19 on Monday as incessant tremors prevented residents from returning to their homes, police said.

OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Preliminary information gathered by the OCHA office in Jakarta indicates that at least 11 people have been killed and 65 injured. Some 50 houses have collapsed and several shops, worship buildings as well as government buildings, including power and telecommunications facilities, have been damaged.

OCHA Relief Web 2004/11/26
An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook the coastal town of Nabire in Papua province on Friday (26/11/04), killing at least 17 people and injuring 133 others.

CNN News 2004/11/26
The magnitude-6.4 quake struck at 11:25 a.m. and was centered 20 miles from the Papuan town of Nabire, 2,000 miles northeast of the capital Jakarta.At least 11 people were killed and 65 injured.

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USGS National Earthquake Information Center 2004/11/26
A major earthquake occurred at 02:25:06 (UTC) on Friday, November 26, 2004. The magnitude 7.2 event has been located in PAPUA, INDONESIA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.)

Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center

Situation Report posted by Mr. Rachman Sobarna, counterpart of ADRC member country 2004/12/07