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05 June, 2006

Indonesia: Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 10

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0099

OCHA Field Situation Report No. 10
Indonesia – Earthquake - Update
Central Java and Yogyakarta Provinces

This report is developed by the HC/RC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disaster of Central Java, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, UN agencies, NGOs, Donors and media reports.

HIGHLIGHTS

1. The Government is revising earthquake statistics. The new death toll ranges from 5,536 to 5,782, injury estimates range from 36,457 to 57,790 and number of displaced people ranges from 200,000 to 650,000.

2. The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) reports that aftershocks are still occurring, but their frequency and intensity declines.

3. According to the Indonesian Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation eruptions at Mount Merapi, adjacent to the earthquake's epicentre, continue with the partial collapse of the lava dome at the summit. These eruptions are producing avalanches of hot gas and volcanic material. Merapi continues to grow in height because it is gaining mass. Scientists believe that a major eruption is still possible, but cannot predict when it may happen. Merapi is still classified at the highest level of danger.


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