Location of Relief: Jogjakarta, Indonesia
Date of Relief: Jun – Aug 2006
Nature of Relief: Medical, Food and tent supplies
Team member: Dr Tan Hun Hoe, Michael Teh, Dr Joseph Thambiah, Chew Boon Ann, Peter Soon, Dennis Ang, Steve Loh
May 2006 Java earthquake occurred on 27 May 2006, in the Indian Ocean around 25 km (15 miles) south-southwest of the Indonesian city of Jogjarkarta , near Galur, on the southern side of the island of Java, 10 km below the seabed, with a magnitude of 6.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Two aftershocks, measured at 4.8 and 4.6, occurred between 4 and 6 hours later.
The relief work included providing surgical teams to support Bethesda Hospital, like performing spinal surgeries; mobile medical teams and distribution of tents and food supplies.