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22 November 2022

Earthquake in Indonesia

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Location of Event:Indonesia
Date of Charter Activation:2022-11-22
Time of Charter Activation:12:54
Time zone of Charter Activation:UTC+09:00
Charter Requestor:ADRC on behalf of Badan Riset dan Inovasi Nasional (BRIN, Indonesia)
UNITAR on behalf of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Activation ID:791
Project Management:Jakrapong Tawala
Value Adding:Copernicus EMS

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake on the main Indonesian island of Java has killed scores of people and injured hundreds, officials have reported.

The quake struck Cianjur town in West Java, at a shallow depth of 10km (6 miles) and the tremor could also be felt in the capital Jakarta about 100km away according to US Geological Survey data. People were taken to hospital with many being treated in a hospital car park after the hospital was left without power for several hours . Rescuers have worked hard  to try to save others thought to still be trapped under collapsed buildings. 

The area where the quake struck is densely populated and prone to landslides, with poorly built houses reduced to rubble in many areas.

Earthquakes are common in Indonesia, which sits on the "ring of fire" area of tectonic activity in the Pacific.

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Damage Assessment in Cianjur district, Jawa Barat Province, Indonesia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 29/11/2022

Category: Grading Map

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2022), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Areas Effected by Earthquake

Source: Sentinel-1
Acquired: 23/11/2022

Category: Grading Map

Copyright: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022)
Map produced by Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Damage Assessment in Cianjur district, Jawa Barat Province, Indonesia

Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 23/11/2022

Category: Grading Map

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2022), Distribution Airbus DS.
Map produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

Preliminary Satellite-derived Damage Assessment Indonesia Earthquake
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Source: Pleiades
Acquired: 23/11/2022

Category: Dossier

Copyright: Includes Pleiades material © CNES (2022), Distribution Airbus DS.
Report produced by UNITAR / UNOSAT

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