An education crisis is emerging among communities affected by Wednesday’s deadly 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Aceh, warns Save the Children’s partner organisation Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (YSTC).
In Pidie Jaya district, one of the two worst affected, an estimated 25-30 percent of schools have been damaged, with at least seven schools totally destroyed.
Indonesia - Like tens of thousands of their countrymen, residents of the Indonesian hamlet of Sukon fled their homes on Wednesday as a powerful predawn earthquake collapsed homes, businesses and places of worship, killing more than 100 people.
By Indonesia correspondent Samantha Hawley
- Number of displaced people jumps from 3,000 to 11,000, authorities say
- A two-week state of emergency has been declared in the Aceh province
- Indonesian officials announce $350,000 in aid including tents, beds, and toilets
More than 11,000 people have been left homeless in the Indonesian province of Aceh by this week's magnitude-6.5 earthquake, according to authorities.
President Jokowi arrived in Pidie Jaya this morning at 7:30am to look at damages and visit the earthquake victims in the hospital and the shelters for the relocated families.
The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Thu, December 8, 2016 | 10:10 pm
Four airlines have expressed their commitment to help distribute humanitarian assistance to victims of a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked Pidie Jaya regency, Aceh, on Wednesday, said a ministry official.
“Air Asia is ready to help while Lion Air has flown personnel to Aceh. Tri MG is set to provide cargo aircraft and Sriwijaya Air is ready to help as well,” the Transportation Ministry’s director general for air transportation Suprasetyo said in Jakarta on Thursday.
The Jakarta Post
Medan, North Sumatra | Thu, December 8, 2016 | 04:13 pm
The Indonesian Naval Base (Lantamal) I in Belawan, North Sumatra, has readied four warships to carry basic necessities and medical aid to victims of the strong undersea earthquake that hit Pidie Jaya regency in Aceh on Wednesday.
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province at 05.03am local time on 7 December 2016. Indonesia’s national disaster management agency (BNPB) has reported that 97 people have died and more than 600 have been injured. Around 200 buildings have either collapsed or are heavily damaged. The most heavily affected district is Pidie Jaya, particularly the 4 sub-districts – total population 104,430 (2015) – of Bandar Baru, Trienggadeng, Bandar Dua and Meureudu (district capital).
On 7 Dec 2016, at 05:00 am local time, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked Pidie Jaya District in Indonesia’s Aceh province. The earthquake struck off the coast of northern Sumatra at a depth of 10km and caused extensive damage to hundreds of buildings. According to the Aceh Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBA) 102 people were killed and more than 600 injured. It is expected that the number of casualties will rise as search and rescue efforts in the area continue.
Singapore, 8 December 2016 - Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will commit S$50,000 for relief items to support the disaster response efforts for the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck near the province of the Pidie Jaya District in Aceh, Indonesia. The funds will support the search, rescue and retrieval efforts by the Indonesian Red Cross - Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), which is working with local government agencies to provide immediate assistance to affected people.
The Government of Indonesia through the BNPB is coordinating the response efforts involving at least 1,300 personnel on the ground. The National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) is leading the search, rescue and retrieval operations with support from police and military personnel.
MODIFIED MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE: 7.9/10
Intensity class VII:
People have difficulty standing. Drivers on the road feel their cars shaking. Furniture may be overturned and broken. Loose bricks fall from buildings and masonry walls and cracks in plaster and masonry may appear. Weak chimneys may break at the roofline. Damage is slight to moderate in well-built structures; considerable in poorly constructed buildings and facilities.
Concepts and definitions
An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 M at a depth of 8 km occurred in the Andaman Sea (Indian Ocean), northeast of the Indonesian province of Aceh (Sumatra island), on 6 December at 22.03 UTC. The epicentre was located approx. 19 km southeast of Sigli town (Aceh province, Pidie Regency) and approx. 90 km southeast of Banda Aceh city (Aceh province). USGS estimated that 7 000 people were exposed to "Strong" and 454 000 to "Very Strong" shaking.
A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the province of Aceh, Indonesia in the early morning hours, completely flattening homes and buildings, including a hospital.
“Search teams have worked all day to rescue survivors. We don’t know how many people are still buried under the rubble but we fear it will be hundreds. It’s now getting dark here, this will seriously hamper the rescue efforts. Roads are damaged and transport is disrupted,” said Helen Vanwel, CARE’s country director in Indonesia.
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016. The earthquake flattened more than 200 houses and buildings, including shops and mosques, in the worst-affected districts of Bireuen and Pidie Jaya. At least 97 people have been killed and more than 200 injured. Aceh province has declared a state of emergency.
Present in Indonesia since 2005, Handicap International has sent an emergency specialist and a physical therapist to the affected areas to assess the needs of the casualties, and to plan for a possible emergency response.
December 6, 2016 Written by Public Relations Bureau PMI
Bengawan Solo river overflowing flood that occurred in Bojonegoro continues to grow. So the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) Bojonegoro already established a public kitchen at once distributed rations and alerting volunteers.
"We have prepared 50 PMI volunteers, any time it is moved," said Secretary of PMI Bojonegoro, Sukohawidodo, message quoted in the news media online blokBojonegoro.com, Wednesday (30/11/2016).
07 dec, 2016 Written by Public Relations Bureau PMI
Responding quickly earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter scale that shook the districts of Pidie Jaya, this morning (7/12), PMI immediately sent support, mobilizing emergency response teams and setting up relief stations.
Arifin M. Hadi, Head of Disaster Management Division PMI said that the PMI has been lowered 21 disaster response team personnel since this morning.
"Some 500 family kits, 500 hygine kits, 1000 blankets, 1000 tarpaulins and 200 body bags were distributed." Brightness.