Earthquake in Indonesia: MSF's Emergency Team Indonesia finding fast ways to get to the area
An underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 hit at about 6:10 pm local time (7:10 pm Hong Kong time) on Wednesday, 12 September, in Indonesia, according to the US Geological Survey. An Indonesian offical said a tsunami was possible after the quake. The quake struck 105km southwest of Bengkulu on Sumatra, Indonesia, at a depth of 15.6km. The team of MSF's Emergency Team Indonesia (EIT), based in Jakarta, is already talking with local contacts in Sumatra to have more informations on the situation. They are also trying to find fast ways to get to the area. The team consists of 10 MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) workers: doctors, nurses, and logisticians. To respond more swiftly and effectively to emergencies in Indonesia, MSF has created Emergency Team Indonesia. This Jakarta based team, consisting of experienced national and international staff, are permanently on stand by, ready to respond to epidemics, conflict, and natural or man made disasters at a moment’s notice.