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MOFA expresses sincere concern and condolences following 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

  • Date:2022-11-21
  • Data Source:Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

November 21, 2022

No. 347


A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of Cianjur Regency in Indonesia’s West Java Province this afternoon, leaving at least 46 people dead and hundreds injured. Numerous buildings were destroyed and roads were blocked by landslides. Indonesia has not issued a tsunami warning. Immediately after learning about the earthquake, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Jaushieh Joseph Wu asked Ambassador Wallace Minn-gan Chow, Director General of the Ministry’s Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, to call the Indonesian Economic and Trade Office to Taipei (IETO Taipei) to convey sincere condolences and concern on behalf of the Taiwanese people and government regarding the casualties and damage caused by the earthquake. The IETO Taipei thanked Taiwan for its concern.


According to initial details available to the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) in Jakarta, no Taiwanese expatriates or nationals have been reported among the dead or injured, and TETO staff and their families are safe. The TETO in Jakarta will continue to keep track of the situation and related needs. It will pay close attention to whether any Taiwanese nationals have been affected and provide timely reports accordingly.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reminds Taiwanese nationals engaged in business or travel in Indonesia to remain alert and pay heed to their personal safety. In case of emergency or urgent matters, they can call the emergency hotlines of the TETO in Jakarta at +62-811-984-676 or the TETO in Surabaya at +62-822-5766-9680. They can also join the emergency LINE group Taiwan119 or call the MOFA emergency hotline at +886-800-085-095 for timely assistance. (E)