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17/02/1996 Biak earthquake

Biak, a small island in Cenderawasih Bay near the northern coast of Papua was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of 8, considered to be severe. The damage left 5,090 people homeless, left 423 injured and more importantly, killed 166 others. The height of generated tsunami reached 7 m.


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