Pulau Taliabu (island) Also called: Poelau Taliaboe
Region: Maluku Utara, Indonesia
Pulau Taliabu is a island in the region of Maluku Utara, the country of Indonesia with an average elevation of 1,039 meter above sea level. The location is sparsely populated with 16 people per km2 . The nearest town larger than 50,000 inhabitants takes about 6:39 hour by local transportation.
An estimated 2.64% of the children below 5 years old are underweight.
Pulau Taliabu can have strong (vi) earthquakes (on average one every 50 years), with occurances at 5-6 Richter. When a strong earthquake occurs, it will most likely be felt by everybody; people may be frightened and run outdoors, walk unsteadily. Windows, dishes, glassware may be broken, books fall off shelves. The damage will be slight. There is a high occurence of periods with extreme drought. Natural ocurances of landslides are low to medium.
November is warmest with an average temperature of 26.1 °C at noon. October is coldest with an average temperature of 16.2 °C at night. Pulau Taliabu has no distinct temperature seasons, the temperature is relatively constant during the year. The temperatures do not differ much between day and night. October is on average the month with most sunshine. Rainfall and other precipitation peaks around May. The time around October is driest.
Pulau Taliabu has a humid (> 0.65 p/pet) climate. The landscape is mostly covered with closed to open broadleaved evergreen or semi-decidious forest. The climate is classified as a tropical savanna (winter dry season), , with a subtropical wet forest biozone . The soil in the area is high in acrisols, alisols, plinthosols (ac), acid soil with clay-enriched lower horizon and low saturation of bases.
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