Indonesia: Earthquakes - Jul 2018Ongoing
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off Lombok, province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, at 05:47 local time, on 29 July 2018, followed by 66 aftershocks with the highest of those with a recorded magnitude of 5.7. The earthquake affected the three districts of North Lombok, East Lombok and West Lombok. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the quake was centred 50 kilometres northeast of the city Mataram on the northern part of Lombok island, with a depth of 10 km. Indonesia’s agency for meteorology climatology and geophysics (BMKG) indicated that there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake also impacted Mount Rinjani national park, a popular trekking destination. Access to the climbing routes are temporarily closed due to reports of a landslide around the mountain. (IFRC, 29 Jul 2018)
The West Nusa Tenggara administration declared a seven-day state of emergency. The earthquake has claimed at least 17 lives. As of 1 August, the National Disaster and Mitigation Agency (BNPB) had recorded 10,062 displaced people and 5,448 destroyed houses across Lombok, most of which are located in East Lombok regency. (Jakarta Post, 1 Aug 2018)
Assessments as well as delivery of immediate assistance which includes first aid and basic medical services are also being undertaken alongside search, rescue and recovery efforts. The Government of West Nusa Tenggara Province has issued a provincial level state of calamity to be applied for three days until 1 August 2018, and the district of Lombok until 5 August, with potential extension following the result of continuous assessment on the impact and development of the situation. BNPB has indicated that there is no request for international assistance at this stage. (IFRC, 1 Aug 2018)
More than 90 people have been killed and hundreds more have been injured in a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that took place in Lombok, Indonesia on the evening of 5 August. This second earthquake followed the 6.4 magnitude quake that struck the same area on 29 July. (IFRC, 6 Aug 2018)
As of 12 August 2018 (17.30 hrs UTC+7), National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) and Command Post for Lombok Earthquake have verified an overall fatalities number of 392, 1,353 people injured (all levels of injuries), and 387,067 people displaced. In addition, a total of 67,875 houses damaged, along with 6 bridges, 606 schools, 3 hospitals, and 20 office buildings. (ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance, 13 Aug 2018)
As of 15 August, the series of earthquakes and aftershocks in Lombok Island have caused 460 deaths, 7,733 injured and 417,259 displaced people, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB). An initial damage assessment to infrastructure reports over 72,000 houses damaged, as well as 52 health facilities, 128 religious facilities and 6 bridges damaged. (ECHO, 17 Aug 2018)
On 19 August, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, just hours after a 6.3 magnitude quake shook the island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Two smaller quakes were reported around the same time. The quakes triggered landslides and forced residents to flee, but no deaths were immediately reported. (VOA, 19 Aug 2018)
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At least 5 people were killed by a strong earthquake that struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok and the neighboring island of Sumbawa Sunday evening.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said Monday the deaths from the 6.9-magnitude quake were mainly the result of debris from collapsing buildings. The quake occurred just hours after a 6.3-magnitude quake shook Lombok, cutting off power to many parts of the island.
The powerful earthquake on Sunday night that hit Lombok Island in West Nusa Tenggara was not an aftershock but a new mainshock, authorities said on Monday.
National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in the caption for a photograph he tweeted on Monday morning that the new earthquake was a mainshock, which was followed by several aftershocks.
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said on Sunday evening that the earthquake measured magnitude 7, but the government later revised it to 6.9.
The Indonesian island of Lombok was struck by two large earthquakes yesterday, including a magnitude 6.9 tremor in the island’s north east late last night, hampering relief efforts and causing additional distress for those already reeling from the August 5 quake that killed more than 450 people.
As of 19 August, the worst flooding since 1924 in Kerala state has caused 361 deaths with 725,000 people displaced to relief camps. More than 233,179 people were evacuated and damage caused by the floods may total over US$2.84 billion. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent a total of 59 teams to rescue marooned people, the largest deployment by the NDRF in a single state. Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water and rice have been sent to the state.
Regional Summary of Week 33 and Outlook for Week 34
1) In Week 33, the AHA Centre observed drought reports in southern part of ASEAN region, effect of Tropical Storm (TS) Bebinca, and increased earthquake & volcano activities.
2) Drought events have been reported in several locations of Borneo and Java.
3) TS Bebinca brought torrential rain, and consequently floods and landslides in Viet Nam, Lao PDR, and Thailand. Thousands of people remain displaced due to flooding in effect of southwest monsoon in Philippines (NDRRMC, DSWD).
On the Aug 19, 2018 , the day the world remembers as World Humanitarian Day, series of 7.0 and 6.5 Richter scale hit Lombok, including many 5.0 Richter scales.
Panic, fear, confusion looks over the island, and especially the hospital in Mataram, Lombok. Patients from ICU ward were evacuated to tents, including 2 big tents HOPE worldwide provided to support the hospital.
Relief team went to calm down the patients and comfort them. As hundreds of patients were still being cared for after the July 29th and Aug 5th deadly earthquakes.
The victims of the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Nusa Tenggara and Bali continue to increase. As of Monday, 13 August 2018), the earthquake has caused 436 fatalities. The breakdown: Lombok Utara 374 fatalities, Lombok Barat 37 fatalities, city of Mataram 9 fatalities Lombok Timur 12 fatalities, Lombok Tengah 2 fatalities, and city of Denpasar 2 fatalities. The data of the 436 fatalities come from the village chief and village police. The data that has been verified complete with the death certification is at 259 fatalities.
Lombok Utara – In accordance to the direction from the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to provide assistance fund to rebuild the houses of local community that are severely damaged at about IDR 50 million/households, the central government through the BNPB send assistance directly to 1,191 homeowners through the saving accounts at the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI). This is part of the plan by the government to provide assistance to all households whose houses have been damaged.
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, just hours after a 6.3 magnitude quake shook the island, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Two smaller quakes were reported around the same time.
Sunday's quakes triggered landslides and forced residents to flee, but no deaths were immediately reported. The quakes come just two weeks after an earthquake on the same island left more than 400 dead.
Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities. Estimated Economic Losses Some casualties are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.
Green alert for economic losses. There is a low likelihood of damage.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
As of 15 August, the series of earthquakes and aftershocks in Lombok Island have caused 460 deaths, 7 733 injured and 417 259 displaced people, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB).
West Nusa Tenggara Governor has extended the emergency response period until 25 August in order to be able to further evacuate affected people from areas at risk and prevent collateral disasters.
Emergency education is a priority to help the thousands of children who have experienced tragedy and trauma.
The deadly earthquakes that devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok killed 460 people and sent tourists fleeing.
A series of tremors between July 29 and August 9 also damaged hundreds of schools, leaving thousands of children without crucial education and safe spaces in the wake of a traumatic experience.
ABU DHABI, 15th August, 2018 (WAM) -- Responding to urgent international appeals, the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided shelters, tents, covers and food to those stricken by the floods that hit many provinces in Eastern Sudan and Kerala, India, as well as those affected by the earthquake that catapulted the province of Lombok, Indonesia.
a. Series of moderate and strong earthquakes have rocked cities and regencies in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) since 29 July 2018; i.e. with the strongest shocks recorded M 7.0 (5 Aug), M 6.4 (29 Jul), and M 6.2 (9 Aug). Although the tremors were also felt in neighbouring province of Bali, only NTB Province declared emergency response status.
By Husni, IFRC
Help is reaching villages cut off from the outside world more than two weeks after a series of damaging earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Lombok.
People desperately need food, water and medical care, they told Indonesian Red Cross teams, who drove four hours and then were forced by landslides to walk two kilometres to reach Tangga, a village of 400 in mountainous North Lombok.
As of 14 August, the overall impact following the three earthquakes is: 392 fatalities, more than 1 353 injured people, more than 387 000 evacuated people, 3 512 689 affected people, along with 67 875 damaged houses, 6 damaged bridges, 606 damaged schools, 3 damaged hospitals and 20 damaged office buildings.
Figures are expected to rise as search and rescue continues to access remote areas. The Indonesian government has declared a state of calamity for the Lombok Island.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), as of 13 August, the death toll following the earthquake of magnitude 6.9 M that hit the island of Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia) had reached 392 people, with more than 1 353 people injured, and over 387 000 people displaced. There are also reports of damages to 67 875 houses, 6 bridges, 606 schools, 3 hospitals, and 20 office buildings. Figures are expected to rise as search and rescue continues to access remote areas.