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.
On 9/2/2009 7:55:02 AM UTC an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 and depth 62.8km has struck an very highly populated area in the Jawa Barat Province (population: 38 million) in Indonesia. GDACS calculated a red alert, indicating 'high likelihood for international
"Floods caused by the the overflowing of the Bengawan Solo river have driven thousands of Bojonegoro residents from their homes, and was believed to have claimed one live. One dead body was found by a passerby on a flooded road at Simbatan village, Kanor sub distrct, Kanor Police Chief Adjunct Commissioner Susilo, said here on Friday. Thousands of houses were submerged by floodwaters reaching a height of between 1 and 1.5 meter. The floods affected 100 villages including Sukorejo, Ngroworejo and Karangpacar at 14 sub districts in Bojonegoro District.