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Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea. Wikipedia

CapitalJakarta Trending

Regional languages: Over 700 languages

Population: 270.6 million (2019) World Bank

PresidentJoko Widodo

Currency: Indonesian rupiah

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Jayapura Earthquake

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On 9th February 2023, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 (5.4 according to Indonesian authorities) struck near Jayapura City, in the Indonesian Province of Papua. The earthquake was recorded at 6.28 UTC (15.28 local time) with its epicentre close to the northern border with Papua New Guinea.

Before the main earthquake, two foreshocks of 5.0 M and 4.5 M respectively were detected in the same area. The Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) reported four fatalities and 2,136 individuals were evacuated to 15 shelters across Jayapura City. In addition, at least 56 buildings were damaged, including one hospital.

At present, there have been no reports of any damage or casualties in Papua New Guinea. The Indonesian authorities are closely monitoring the situation and taking necessary measures to provide aid to the affected population.

In conclusion, the earthquake in Jayapura has caused significant damage and disrupted the lives of many people in the area. The Indonesian authorities are working to provide necessary aid and support to the affected population. Further updates will be provided as the situation develops.

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Humanitarian Impact
  2,136
      Affected Persons
  2,136
        Displaced Persons
    57
          Damaged Homes

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