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Public Alerts and Crisis Map for natural disasters now available in Indonesia
Monday, September 22, 2014
From earthquakes to tsunamis, Indonesia is no stranger to the dangers presented by natural disasters. In times of crisis, it’s critical that useful information is available to as many people as possible. That’s why we’re launching Google Public Alerts and a Crisis Map for Indonesia.
Google Public Alerts
are designed to provide accurate and relevant emergency alerts when and where you need them. Going forward, earthquake and tsunami warnings will appear on the
Google Public Alerts page
and across Google Search, Google Maps and Google Now.
In the event of a tsunami, searching for related information on Google Search or Maps on your desktop or mobile device will result in a warning like the one below.
Public alert for “tsunami nias” in Google Search
And you can click on the alert to find out more information with details about the projected area of impact, estimated time of arrival, wave height and advice on what to do to stay safe.
Public Alert details for a tsunami warming
On Android and iOS devices, Google Now will display a card with alert information and any evacuation instructions to all users who are located in affected areas.
Public Alert on Google Now for a tsunami warning
This is also the first time we’re working with a telecoms operator to further the reach of these critical alerts on feature phones. Indosat subscribers will be able to access these alerts by dialling *123*77# from their Indosat number and following the prompts.
Indosat users can receive alerts on their feature phones
In addition to these emergency alerts, we’re also launching a
Google Crisis Map
for Indonesia. In times of crisis, this map will provide relevant information and the ability for organizations to add other layers of information, including shelter and hospital locations, evacuation routes and more.
We’re able to provide this crisis map and Public Alerts in Indonesia thanks to Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi dan Geofisika (BMKG) and Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB). Their partnership and commitment to providing information to the public enables Google and others to make critical and life-saving notifications more widely available.
We look forward to expanding Google Public Alerts to more countries and working with more warning providers soon. We encourage potential partners to read our
and to consider using an open format for their data, such as the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP). To learn more about Public Alerts, please visit our
Public Alerts homepage
Posted by Meryl Stone, Strategic Partnerships, Google Crisis Response
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