December 22, 2012 – INDONESIA – Indonesia was hit by considerably fewer natural disasters in 2012 compared to last year, but the number of deaths and damage was substantial. There were 1,200 disasters recorded this year, down from 1,663 in 2011. Still, they accounted for 487 deaths, while 667,000 people were displaced and injured. The toll on damaged houses was 33,847.
“There were 730 natural disaster incidents through the first week of December,” said National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, referring to the number that his agency counted. “If this data are combined with data from ministries and other institutions, I’d say it’s about 1,200 [which is down from last year]. The decline is strongly related to natural factors, such as the weather, environment, and geology.” Sutopo said that 85 percent of the disasters was hydrometeorology disasters such as floods, landslides, droughts and whirlwinds.
PLANETARY TREMORS: Global Seismic Uptick – One Earthquake A Day In Indonesia Throughout 2012! DISASTER IMPACT: 1,200 Natural Disasters in 2012 – 487 Deaths; 667,000 Displacements; 33,847 Houses Damaged! ~ The CELESTIAL Convergence.