ARLA/CLUSTER: Radioamadores da Indonésia no socorro às vitimas do terramoto na província de Aceh em 7110 kHz

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Quarta-Feira, 7 de Dezembro de 2016 - 13:07:01 WET

Earthquake hits Indonesia

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck Pidie Jaya in Aceh province,
Indonesia, where dozens of buildings have collapsed and people feared
trapped under rubble.

Until now at least 26 people were killed. Indonesia's meteorological
agency said there was no risk of a tsunami.

IARU Region Director Wisnu YB0AZ, in a phone with the Chief of ORARI
Aceh province Abdullah Ali YB6AA, confirmed that radio amateurs are
now in the field to support the disaster communications to help
injured people.

ORARI members in Aceh and Medan North Sumatra are working on 7.110 MHz
and local 2-metre FM VHF frequencies. The request has been made to
keep those frequencies clear for emergency traffic.

Earlier reported were that most killed were in the worst hit Ini Pidie
area. The National Disaster Management Agency said many panicked and
rushed outdoors at 5am local time.

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