Three villages have been engulfed by floods after the Kota Panjang hydro-power station (PLTA) was forced to release water to maintain the water level in the reservoir following high rainfall at upstream areas.
A flood have occured in Karawang District, West Java-Indonesia. The Citarum river has overflowed for 4 days recently since March 21, 2010. It has inundated More than 5000 houses in 21 villages (7 subdistricts). The depth of inundated area in Pakisjaya subdistrict has reached 2.5 meter.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established in 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. Today, the organizaton has ten Member StatesThe motto of the ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.
On 9/30/2009 10:16:11 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 and depth 87km has struck an highly populated area in the Sumatera Barat Province (population: 4.3 million) in Indonesia. GDACS estimates the likelihood for need of international humanitarian intervention to be high (Red alert). It is likely that a tsunami was generated. The maximum tsunami wave height near the coast of Indonesia, Padang will be 3.9m
UN-SPIDER was invited recently to participate and contribute to two major meetings in the Asia Pacific region: The first meeting was the 2nd Joint Project Team Meeting for Sentinel Asia Step 2 which brought together over 100 participants from 44 organisations from 18 countries, including new members from Central Asia and which was held in Bali, Indonesia from 15th to 17th July.